This video was submitted by O Mata! Tokelau Dance Group.
O Mata! Tokelau Dance Group consists of young, dynamic New Zealand‐born Tokelauans from the Hutt Valley and Wellington region of New Zealand. O Mata! was established in early 2005 with the aspiration of keeping Tokelauan culture alive by combining the skills of their members in performing arts and music with traditional Tokelau hiva (dance).
O Mata! draw on songs and dances passed down through their grandparents to develop both new and traditional performances for the next generation of Tokelauans and wider audiences. O Mata! utilise traditional Tokelau dance and infuse this with contemporary styles through a variety of dance formations and tempos in their performances. The group develop new material with the support and encouragement of Tokelauan elders (Toeaina ma na Lomatutua) whom they consult to ensure the authenticity of their content and delivery.
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?