Friday, 18 March 2016

Maori Warriors

The Haka  is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment.

War haka were originally performed by warriors before a battle, proclaiming their strength and prowess in order to intimidate the opposition, but haka are also performed for various reasons: for welcoming distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals, and kapa haka performance groups are very common in schools.

The New Zealand sports teams' practice of performing a haka before their international matches has made the haka more widely known around the world. This tradition began with the 1888–89 New Zealand Native football team tour and has been carried on by the New Zealand rugby team since 1905.
Sourc: Wikipedia
Thanks so much to Susan for this swap. One time I spent all night just 
watching different Haka dances. Really inspriing ;)
Sent: 9 February 2016    Received: 22 February 2016    Travelled: 13 days

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