[Te puna wai kōrero - Prince Tui Teka]

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Tono kōrero mai

"Prince" Tui Teka, entertainer and instrumentalist, speaks with Hēnare Te Ua about his singing career.

(The interview takes place at The Jolly Farmer hotel in Drury, south of Auckland, after one of his performances.)

Tui says despite spending a lot of time overseas and communting across the Tasman to perform, he will always stay loyal to his 'pub audiences' who gave him his start in show business and holds tight to his Ruatahuna roots.

He speaks about his recording of "E Ipo" and Jae Epae's "Hold on Tight" and his work as an agent for other artists.

He has recently had some small acting roles in films and talks about these.

He explains the story behind the lyrics to his hit "E Ipo", which was written by Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi. The interview ends with Tui introducing the waiata in te reo Māori.

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Year 1982

Reference number 43358

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits Teka, Prince Tui, 1937-1985, Interviewee
te Ua, Henare, 1933-2007, Interviewer

Duration 00:20:00

Date 14 Aug 1982