Maori Haka Dance!

Barbara at Family-Counts, Home in France has a great YouTube post of the Maori Haka dance done by a New Zealand group that I can’t resist re-posting here. It’s wild! Never seen anything like it.


Here’s what the Wikipedia says about it: “A haka is a traditional dance form of the M?ori of New Zealand. It is a posture dance with shouted accompaniment, performed by a group.” Barbara has more on New Zealand and the upcoming World Cup Rugby tournament, including a great photo of a giant Rugby ball with the Eiffel tower behind it. Check it out: New Zealand Invades Paris! It’s amazing!

  1. Michael Eric Berube’s avatar

    I’ve been intrigues by the Maori since watching The Whale Rider…

    The Maori preChristian tribal culture was very similar to that of the tribal animistic Celts of my own extraction and both cultures adapted Christianity to their own life needs more than the other way round. That the Celts and the Maori exist about as far away as two peoples can on this planet yet shared these traits is an area of great interest to me. (They’ve both taken to football pretty well too.)

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    That’s very interesting, Michael. I never knew that about the Maori and the Celts, and yet they’re so far apart in origins. Wow, I checked the trailer of the Whale Rider movie and it’s pretty fascinating. Thanks for your comment and the information.


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