Poi E (album)

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Poi E
Poi e.jpg
Studio album by Patea Maori Club feat. Dalvanius
Released 1982
Recorded On a Marae
Genre Māori music, Hip Hop
Length 47:29
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 (1:02)
  2. "Ko Aotea" (0:53)
  3. "Taranaki Patere-Kahuri" (2:59)
  4. "Parihaka-Tewhiti-Tohu-Tawhiao" (4:13)
  5. "Nga Ohaki" (2:21)
  6. "Ngakau Maru" (2:59)
  7. "Hei Konei Ra" (3:13)
  8. "Ngoi Ngoi" (4:25)
  9. "He Tangata Tini Hanga" (2:28)
  10. "E Papa Waiari" (4:15)
  11. "Aku Raukura" (4:01)
  12. "Poi E" (3:51)
  13. "Haeremai" featuring Cara Pewhairangi (2:52)
  14. "Kua Makona" (2:51)
  15. "Paikea" (2:19)
  16. "Anei Ra Overture & Aria" (5:27)

References[edit]

  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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