This interview with music legend Dalvanius Prime (Tainui, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui, Tūwharetoa, Ngā Rauru, Pakakohi, Ngāi Tahu) focuses on his life and love for te reo, and the relationship between language and music.
It was filmed for TV series Give It A Whirl, before Prime passed away in October 2002. He covered many topics, including:
This interview was recorded for the 2003 season of TV series Give it a Whirl. All audiovisual content is copyright to Visionary Film & TV, and may not be reproduced.
The star is the Māori language, first and foremost.– Dalvanius Prime on the importance of te reo in his music (6 minutes into this interview)