This documentary--made in the final stages of his battle with lung cancer--looks back on the career of songwriter and entertainer Maui Dalvanius Prime. Originally from South Taranaki, he dreamed of becoming a circus ringmaster, but instead became a taonga of the Aotearoa music industry. He had numerous successes: in Sydney with The Fascinations, and his groundbreaking kapa haka disco hit 'Poi E'. In this programme, he talks about his struggle to come to terms with making Maori music and his plans on making last hikoi to the East Coast where he wrote 'Poi-E' with the late Ngoi Pewhairangi.

Primary Title
  • Dalvanius
Date Broadcast
  • Monday 1 April 2013
Release Year
  • 2002
Start Time
  • 19 : 30
Finish Time
  • 20 : 30
Duration
  • 60:00
Channel
  • TVNZ Heartland
Broadcaster
  • Sky Network Television
Programme Description
  • This documentary--made in the final stages of his battle with lung cancer--looks back on the career of songwriter and entertainer Maui Dalvanius Prime. Originally from South Taranaki, he dreamed of becoming a circus ringmaster, but instead became a taonga of the Aotearoa music industry. He had numerous successes: in Sydney with The Fascinations, and his groundbreaking kapa haka disco hit 'Poi E'. In this programme, he talks about his struggle to come to terms with making Maori music and his plans on making last hikoi to the East Coast where he wrote 'Poi-E' with the late Ngoi Pewhairangi.
Classification
  • G
Owning Collection
  • Chapman Archive
Broadcast Platform
  • Television
Languages
  • English
Captions
Live Broadcast
  • No
Rights Statement
  • Made for the University of Auckland's educational use as permitted by the Screenrights Licensing Agreement.
Subjects
  • Dalvanius, 1948-2002
  • Popular music--New Zealand
  • Documentary television programs--New Zealand
  • Musicians--Biography--New Zealand
Genres
  • Documentary
  • Music
Contributors
  • Michael O'Connor (Director)
  • Erina Tamepo (Producer)
  • Dalvanius Prime (Subject)
  • Don Selwyn (Narrator)
  • Andy Bean (Editor)
  • Bradford Haami (Writer)
  • Richard Driver (Executive Producer)
Subjects
  • Dalvanius, 1948-2002
  • Popular music--New Zealand
  • Documentary television programs--New Zealand
  • Musicians--Biography--New Zealand