Story: Kapa Haka

Te Waka Huia, 1996 (2nd of 2)

Te Waka Huia perform their whakaeke (entrance) at the 1996 Aotearoa Traditional Māori Performing Arts Festival. The accompanying popular tune (from the film The lion king) is one of the most recognisable in modern kapa haka competition. This whakaeke includes a taiaha routine.

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Valance Smith, 'Kapa Haka - Urban groups and formal competitions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Valance Smith, published 22 Oct 2014, reviewed & revised 9 Feb 2023