MAORI HAKA FOR WOMEN with Mihirangi
Sunday Sept. 29 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Center for Divine Awakening 15801 N 40th St, Phoenix (40th St/Greenway)
Girls 16 years and under are FREE. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Be a part of a cultural journey with Mihirangi to:
* Reveal the audacity of you as the brave heroine
* Discover your deep connection to representing your ancestral female lineage
* experience the traditional role of the Wahine Toa – female warrior
Mihirangi is from a line of Tohunga Wahine women who were keepers of whakapapa, spiritual knowledge and healing.
Experience the character, heart, and spirit through haka, a powerful warrior’s dance. Learn the calls, actions, words, their history, meaning, traditions, kaupapa (protocols) and mana (power). No singing or dancing experience necessary.
What is the Haka?
The Maori haka has become known around the world as a war dance, performed only by men that challenges and intimidates their opponents. Women have their own haka. There are traditional and contemporary haka for many occasions from births to deaths, ridicule and courage, from grief to joy. Women’s haka expresses the potency of indigenous tradition and sacredness.
An experience of mana, the essence of power.
5-6:30 pm: A special ceremonial welcome and presentation of the haka, sharing of our accomplishments, for all the men and boys of the community husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers, boyfriends, cousins, uncles and friends, and also the women who were unable to attend the day.
This workshop is offered at $150. Girls 16 years and under are FREE. Must be accompanied by an adult. The prior day workshop, the VOCAL WORKSHOP FOR ALL with Mihirangi ( http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445184 ) is also offered at $150 … or $250 if attending both days.
IMPORTANT! To register for BOTH workshops, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445256 to receive the discounted $250 price for both workshops!
To register and pay for MAORI HAKA FOR WOMEN with Mihirangi *ONLY* please go to Brown Paper Tickets.com
MIHIRANGI is an international performer. She was a finalist (and the judges’ favorite) on NZ’s Got Talent 2012. She just completed a 45-concert New Zealand tour to thank her fans. She is performing next at the Haida Gwaii Edge of The World Music Fest, Queen Charlotte Islands and then the Robson Valley Music Festival, Dunster, BC.
MIHIRANGI hails from Aotearoa, Land of the Eternal Light aka New Zealand. She grew up on a Marae (traditional village) in a small place in a valley surrounded by the forests and farms of Mangapeehi, grounded in traditional Maori wisdom and profound knowledge of genealogy. Mihirangi embodies her indigenous lineage roots of Ngati Rakeiora, Ngati Waikorara, Ngati Rahiri and Ngati Raukawa descent. She is from a line of Tohunga Wahine women who were keepers of whakapapa, of spiritual knowledge and healing. She is a woman out to make a difference: musically, socially, spiritually and culturally.