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Aro Favourite Poi E: The Story of Our Song

 

New Zealand 2016,
Dir. Te Arepa Kahi
Rating: [M]
Genres: Documentary, Music

Topics: Indigenous & Race Relations.

 

Aroview: An aptly feel-good documentary account of the unlikely pop hit that boldly mashed up "Kapa Haka" song tradition and Te Reo Maori lyrics with funky hip-hop and 80's technology to reach Number 1 on the NZ charts and outsell all-comers in 1984 before being enshrined as a cultural icon.

Centred around the song's brainchild, the late Dalvanius Prime, and a host of affable Patea Maori Club members, contemporary creatives like Taika Waititi and Stan Walker cite its huge influence and contribute to the warm nostalgic glow.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
 

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