Maori Haka Song / Vocal Duet
Voice Duet - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Te Rauparaha. Arranged by Ellen Macpherson. Folk, Valentine's Day, Anniversary, Birthday, Wedding. Score, Sheet Music Single. 3 pages. Published by Ellen Macpherson (S0.382085).
Item Number: S0.382085
The Maori Haka is originally known as a war chant. This arrangement of the Haka is very different. This composition features beautiful melodic lines similar to that of the famous "Pokerekere Ana" for Vocal Duet with piano accompaniment with the lyrics of the war chant of the Haka.
The Haka is a ceremonial dance or challenge in Māori culture. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. Although commonly associated with the traditional battle preparations of male warriors, haka have long been performed by both men and women, and several varieties of the dance fulfil social functions within Māori culture. Haka are performed to welcome distinguished guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, occasions or funerals.
Kapa haka (performing arts, literally line dance) groups are very common in schools. This Vocal Duet can be used for school groups
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 union team ("All Blacks") since 1905. This is considered by some Māori to be a form of cultural appropriation.
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