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Te Tini A Maui Kapa Haka Print E-mail

Te Tini A Maui, meaning the "Many Descendants of Maui"  was formed in Vancouver, Canada in 2008.

Our small group is often asked to undertake brief or long; formal and informal performances which can include Haka, Waiata (action song) and Poi.

Sometimes people ask us to perform during a multi-day event e.g. International Wine Festival over 5 days in Vancouver,  World Travel Expo in Las Vegas, ANZAC Annual Ceremony at Vancouver Cenotaph.  Or for just a small welcoming or celebration e.g. First Nations Health Directors AGM, BC Chief n Council Annual Dinner, Point Gray Girl Guides NZ Fundraiser.

Over the past four years our group membership has changed with numbers swelling to as many as 12 performers but with most of our members being very transiant, visits to "Turtle Island" Canada are often for only 12 months. Our group is now looking forward to 2013 and reuniting with our past Canadian members in Hawaii for Te Manahua 2013.

TE MANAHUA 2013:

The 13th Annual Te Manahua competition is being held in Hawaii in August 2013. Te Manahua is a Maori Performing Arts friendly competition for northern hemisphere based Kapa Haka groups. In the past this has involved groups from Hawaii, Japan and London. Te Tini a Maui hopes to be the first Canada-based group to ever attend and perform at this competition in August 2013.

We also want to extend our appreciation to the NZ High Commissioner and staff of the NZ High Commission and Consulate Office who have supported us over the years with referrals and bookings and great inspiration!

For more information please visit our website:  www.tetiniamaui.ca

 

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