Saturday, 23 March 2013
Ko Hikurangi toku maunga
Ko Waiapu toku awa
Ko Ngatiporou toku iwi
Ko Rakiora Parker raua ko Rosie Northover oku tipuna i te taha o toku papa
Ko George Borlase raua ko Te Oraiti Grace oku tipuna i te taha o toku mama
Ko Toddy Parker toku papa
Ko Georgina Borlase toku mama
Ko Rosie Parker taku ingoa
Tena hoki tatou katoa
Kia Ora ano this is my Pepeha (my Maori introduction making connections with where I have come from). I started this post with my pepeha because I am currently teaching the girls in the RSS Kapa Haka a womens haka. This haka is called "Panapana" and it originated from Ngatiporou. I have used the original words for the haka because they are the words I was taught as a child attending Hiruharama bi-lingual School.
Here are the words and a recording....
Kaea. A ra ra! Ka panapana!
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Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Here's a photo I found of all the performers just after our final performance at Roslyn School. I am amazed that most of us were still able to smile! I know I was exhausted by then!
Hey! This is Adopted Owl and the Epic's first original song and music video. We have entered the song and the music video into a couple of competitions this year and have received some excellent feedback. Unfortunately this year was not our year but what do you reckon? I think we've done a fantastic job!
This weekend just past, our kapahaka roopu had an all day practice. We are working on our performance for Pae Tamariki. Rosie and I decided to have a hangi for our group and their families. It was a massive day with Rosie getting up at 4:30 in the morning to be a school early enough to light the fire! Here is a slide show about the day!
A big thanks to all our parent helpers! What did you think our the hangi? People who are visiting from overseas, do you know what a hangi is?
Earlier on in the week we were entertained by the College Street Normal School's performance group. There were two dance groups, two choir groups and one band. They came to visit us to return the favour because our band and kapahaka went to their school to perform! Here is a bit of a snippet of one of there songs. Well done guys, it was an awesome performance!
- Songs must relate to the theme: Music4Peace: Music Heals the World
- Lyrics and melody must be original
- Multiple entries per school
- Songs may be submitted as video or audio
- Song entries are to have 20 MB per song (mp3)
- Video: mp4, avi, 3gp and flv
- Exceeding 20MBs? Place on CD and send to : The Peace Foundation, P.O. Box 8055, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
- All entries must be in by Monday 13th August 2012.
- Written lyrics (Word doc) of song to be included in the file sent.