Māori Day Featuring Te Kapa Haka o Te Pou-o-Mangatāwhiri

September 24, 4:00am - 4:00am
Mānoa Campus, Lawn in front of Hawaii Hall Add to Calendar

Enjoy and participate in Māori culture, performance, waiata, poi, haka, and traditional Māori weaponry demonstrations.

Te Pou-o-Mangatāwhiri (performing troupe) was formed in 1921 under the guidance of Princess Te Puea Herangi, niece of Kīngi Te Rata, the third Māori King. In 2005, with the blessing and support of the late Māori Queen, Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu, Te Pou-o-Mangatāwhiri underwent a revitalization and has focused on performing arts as a medium for reviving stories, songs, dances, and other gifts handed down by their ancestors. Today, Te Pou-o-Mangatāwhiri participates and performs at various special tribal and Kingitanga occasions as well as the 2011 Rugby World Cup and World of Music Arts and Dance (WOMAD) events.

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
Center for Pacific Islands Studies and Māori Program, IPLL, Mānoa Campus

More Information
956-2658, khiggins@hawaii.edu, Maori Day (PDF)

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