Thursday, 23 October 2014

Brydie's Kapa Haka

On Monday Brydie came to school with a beautiful moko on her chin. She told me all about her Kapa Haka dress rehearsal on the weekend and then she sung me this waiata. She is also very skilled with her poi. Isn't she fantastic? Ka pai Brydie.
Brydie's Kapahaka from Room 8 Auroa on Vimeo.




This is a video (below) of the whole Kapa Haka group performing on the weekend. Brydie is on the front right in this video. You can see Brydie's big brother Te Putu 3rd from the left at the back. You can also hear him play the putatara (conch shell) at the beginning and end.) The group has been practicing for about 4 months and Brydie's Mum is rightly very proud! Their actual performance is next Thursday the 30th of November in Waitara. Good luck Brydie from Room 8. 




For our overseas viewers:
Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). Kapa haka is an avenue for Maori people to express and showcase their heritage and cultural Polynesian identity through song and dance. (From Wikipedia)

3 comments:

  1. KA RAWE / AWESOME MY BRYDIE, YOU HAVE PRACTISED ALOT AND NOW LOOK........YOU AND YOUR KAPA HAKA ROOPU / GROUP LOOK AND SOUND AMAZING.
    I THINK ITS WONDERFUL THAT YOUR CONFIDENT,ABLE AND WILLING TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR TEACHERS AND OTHER TAMARIKI. TINO PAI BRYDIE XX LOVE MUM

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  2. That was beautiful Brydie. Mrs Millington, Ohaupo Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Ka pai Brydie. Kapa haka always gives me goose bumps. This was amazing. Tino pai.
    Donna :)

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