Thursday, February 10, 2011

Haka, the traditional War Dance

HAKA, the traditional War Dance

Although the use of haka by the All Blacks rugby union team and the Kiwis rugby league team has made one type of haka familiar, it has led to misconceptions. Haka are not exclusively war dances or performed only by men. Some are performed by women, others by mixed groups, and some simple haka are performed by children. Haka are performed for various reasons: for amusement, as a hearty welcome to distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements or occasions.

War haka
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  1. Hope you enjoy the post above...

    This is where I am from...New Zealand



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