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Kapa Haka - Poi Set
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Kapa Haka - Poi Set

Concert Poi set of two for kapa haka performances and traditional ceremonies. We can supply these bulk for schools and community groups. Learn to dance using the poi; a great gift for children that love to perform. This item is soft, and ideal for travellers looking for gifts to send home as a souvenir of Aotearoa.

Poi originated with the Māori people of New Zealand, where it is still practiced today. Poi is a form of dance in which each performer skilfully twirls one or more poi (ball on a chord) in perfect unison with the others. Sudden direction changes are achieved by striking the ball on a hand or other part of the body, and the noise creates a percussive rhythm. Poi dancers are usually women and a skilled performance will strongly convey a sense of grace, beauty and charm.

Kapa Haka

Traditional Māori performing arts - forms a powerful and highly visual part of the New Zealand cultural experience. Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). It involves an emotional and powerful combination of song, dance and chanting. Kapa haka is performed by cultural groups on marae, at schools, and during special events and festivals. During a kapa haka performance you’ll experience a range of compositions, from chants and choral singing to graceful action songs and ferocious war dances. Many performances include skilled demonstrations of traditional weaponry.

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