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Saturday, 27 November 2010


Our Active Start sessions this week have been inspired by the Maori's Haka. It was performed to James Cameron by the New Zealand stuntmen, who worked on Avatar, as a sign of respect. James Cameron was inspired so much by this gesture he created a scene involving a Na'vi Haka although it never made the final cut of the film.

The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. They have a culture uniquely their own (called Maoritanga) and part of their cultural heritage includes ta moko, a form of body modification historically used by the Maori to signify rank and social standing, enhance attractiveness and indicate eligibility for marriage.

A huge part of their culture is the Haka and performed by the men and women to signify a war cry, for amusement, as a hearty welcome to distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements or occasions.

Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora! Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora!
Tenei te tangata puhuru huru Nana nei i tiki mai,
Whakawhiti te ra
A upane! ka upane! A upane! ka upane!
Whiti te ra!
*'wh' sounds like 'f'

English translation

I die! I die!
I live! I live!
I die! I die! I live! I live!
This is the hairy man Who has caused the sun to shine again
The Sun shines!


Jamal said...

This is really scary!

Zak said...

I really like the new zealand haka and I think it is very inspirational. It is also scary!

Athif said...

This dance is kind of scary but if we back of there dance and we play sports vs them they will thrash us 10* harder but i kind of like the brilliant haka dance

Kayinat said...

The person who is leading this Haka dance is looking really serious and looks very scary.

Dzenita said...

That is a very very scary!

Athif said...

New Zealand Moari's do like doing that haka dance i want to try it actually i want to see a real person from new zealand tom show us the haka dance

Noor-ul-Aain said...

This haka dance is kind of funny but it is there tradition.The person who is leading this haka looks quiet scary.

Noor-ul-Aain said...

I think this haka dance is good but a bit scary.

Rabiah said...

The haka dance was funny and good. Me and my two friends Noor-ul-aain and Shazmeen made up a rhyme when they say "Kaor kaor" and we said "pakora pakora". I really did liked the haka it was fab!

Noor-ul-Aain said...

The dance is like a kind of sport but ithink people would enjoy it.
It is great.

ezzety said...

The haka war dance was the scary dance i ever see.But i do like the dance because it ffuuunnnyy!!

kayinat said...

The haka dance is fab.
We do it much better then 6KH.

Kayinat said...

My brother loves this.

Athif said...

6PO know the Haka dance better than 6KH because we do it for our Active start!!! ALL HAIL 6POB

EZZETY said...

OOOOHHHHH!!! when i was doing the haka dance i feel that we all are like a crazy COOKERTOO!!!!

in another way i feel like i'm really doing it.


Anis said...

Whenever i watch it, scares me.
It's really fun when i do it.
But the bad thing is my voice always goes.