Prince Tui Teka: E Ipo

Publish Date
Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 1:34PM

Music legend Prince Tui Teka performs his greatest hit ‘E Ipo’ in this excerpt from a 1983 TVNZ special recorded at Auckland’s Mandalay Ballroom. Based on a traditional Indonesian folk melody, ‘E Ipo’ was written by Teka with Ngoi (‘Poi E’) Pewhairangi, when he was courting her niece (and his future wife) Missy. The two join Tui Teka on stage (along with Pita Sharples’ Te Roopu Manutaki cultural group) for a rousing rendition performed with his trademark verve and humour.

The song reached number one, following te reo-dominated chart-toppers 'The Bridge' (sung by Deane Waretini) in 1981, and Howard Morrison's 1982 version of 'How Great Thou Art'.

Source: NZ On Screen

 

E Ipo