Poi E (album)

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Poi E
Studio album by Patea Maori Club feat. Dalvanius
Released 1982
Recorded On a Marae
Label WEA/Jayrem Records

Poi E is an album released by New Zealand Māori culture group the Patea Maori Club. In 1984 the totally Maori language title track Poi-E topped the New Zealand Pop charts for four consecutive weeks, and was that year's biggest selling single - outselling all international recording artists.[1]

Dalvanius Prime, the album's producer and leader, was known for merging the styles of traditional Maori show bands and more recent Maori hip-hop.

Later, in the early 1990s, Poi E was produced as a Maori musical with additional songs, and in 2000, selections were performed in Sydney, at the Waitangi Day Concert[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "E Pa To Hau" featuring Hohepa Malcolm
  2. "Ko Aotea"
  3. "Taranaki Patere-Kahuri"
  4. "Parihaka-Tewhiti-Tohu-Tawhiao"
  5. "Ngah Ohaki"
  6. "Ngakau Maru"
  7. "Hei Konei Ra"
  8. "Ngoi Ngoi"
  9. "He Tangata Tini Hanga"
  10. "E Papa Waiari"
  11. "Aku Raukura"
  12. "Poi E"
  13. "Haeremai" featuring Cara Pewhairangi
  14. "Kua Makona"
  15. "Paikea"
  16. "Anei Ra Overture & Aria"


  1. ^ Poi E - the history
  2. ^ Mitchell, Tony. "Kia Kaha! (Be Strong!): Maori and Pacific Islander Hip-hop in Aotearoa-New Zealand." In Global Noise: Rap and Hip-Hop Outside the USA, ed. Tony Mitchell, 280-305. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2001

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