ruaumoko

youtube

As you may or may not be aware my mum is Maori, which makes me part of the Ngati Porou tribe.  There are a bunch of different hakas, not just Ka Mate, and the one in this video is of the Ngati Porou haka Ruaumoko, named after the god of earthquakes.  There is a ladies one called Ka Panapana too.

I wanted to post a video of it being performed at one of my family functions, but I don’t have the video.  This one however I think gets the feeling across nicely :)