Music: New Zealand Music Month – Patea Māori Club

DebE —  May 22, 2012 — Leave a comment

‘You gotta watch this! No, really. C’mon, there’s a daa-aance.’

If you listen to ONE song I post this month, make it this one. This song has featured strongly in the NZ music charts in three decades since it’s 1984 release. That’s pretty choice, eh? Check out Wikipedia‘s info on it.

So, without further ado (and because I have lots of other work to do) here goes:

Check out NZ’s answer to Michael Jackon, too!

Now, if you liked that, check out this combo of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance with a Māori Haka performed to “Poi E” for the end credits of the 2010 NZ film “Boy” (it, too, is pretty choice):

And, if you’re still here, here’s the official re-released video from 2010:

Fun, eh?

Feel free to go check out the “Boy” movie, it was choice.

 Right, yes, work.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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