Taika Waititi's Poi E video from the hit movie Boy

Taika Waititi created a new version of the music video ‘Poi E’, the 1984 song which features in his film Boy.

Written by linguist Ngoi Pewhairangi with music by Dalvanius Prime, ‘Poi E’ was created with the intention of teaching young Maori to be proud of being Maori in a format that they were comfortable with.  

Dalvanius Prime recorded the song in late 1983 and released it the year after under his own label, Maui Records.

The Patea Maori Club provided the vocals above the track's funky rhythm that featured bass, Linn drums and a synthesiser.