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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ERO indicators for "[including Maori students and whanau [family]" (which is related to the Treaty principle of participation) include "bi-cultural values are fostered" and "[s]tudents have opportunities to engage in cultural activities such as kapahaka [performing arts] [and] Nga Manu Korero [national speech competition]".
My only disappointment is that the Screaming Men didn't come to New Zealand to learn a haka and have a face-off with kapahaka champions or the All Blacks.
They talked about having the Maori songs in their head and culture being choice, doing a wero (prestigious part of the welcoming ceremony to a Maori village), attending a Mori language and culture course, becoming involved in a kapahaka (performance training) group, doing a Maori ambassadors course, getting taiaha (traditional weapon now used in performance) training, a carving course, and joining a kapahaka group but not liking the hours.