kapa haka


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kapa haka

(ˈkɑːpə ˈhɑːkə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) NZ the traditional Māori performing arts, often performed competitively
[Māori, literally: traditional dance performed by groups in a line]
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The Ngati Manu tribe presented the traditional Maori dance of 'Kapa Haka.' Led by its chief, Arapeta Hamilton, members of the tribe arrived in Taiwan early Thursday morning.
She is also helping PPAIRS connect whanau with Maori organisations, such as kapa haka, kura kaupapa and marae.
A formal welcome was held with Kapa Haka performers singing a welcome song and dancing with a Taiaha (wooden spear).
Regular kapa haka performances of Maori songs and dances around the pavilion gave all attendees impressive insights into the traditional performing arts of New Zealand's indigenous population.
He describes the kapa haka dance of New Zealand and Australian aboriginal dance and music; the ballet of Europe, Igor Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes, traditional music and dance of Ireland, and the flamenco of Spain; and traditions in Afghanistan, the saray court dance of the Turkish people, and the traditional music of Iraq.
Air New Zealand's inaugural flight to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport was welcomed with a performance on the tarmac by a kapa haka group made up of Air New Zealand staff.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 17, 2015-Air New Zealand arrives in Houston to kapa haka performance.
Haka Day Out, Saturday, 12pm & 4.15pm Watch native Maori performing the kapa haka, a mixture of the tribal dance with traditional weapons and contemporary moves.
This policy is often enacted through the inclusion of waiata in schools' singing repertoire, and through kapa haka, or Maori cultural groups that perform regularly.
In it, the authors report the findings of an investigation into Maori mental health consumers' sensory experiences during the performance of kapa haka. This paper is interesting from the point of view that, the use of kapa haka as a sensory modulation intervention has not previously been explored.
We performed kapa haka, and the evening ended with the Suquamish people performing.