London based Maori club NGATI RANANA performing traditional HAKA at the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Native Spirit Festival
London, 12th October 2010
An opening ceremony of spiritual strength and beauty
The festival began with a magical performance of dance and songs from the London based Maori club, Ngati Ranana. With their spiritual strength and unity, they set the energy and pace that accompanied the entire festival.
Since the late 1950′s, a small group of New Zealander’s living in London formed the London Māori Club and through the performance of traditional waiata and haka, the group promoted the uniqueness of Māori
The three guiding principles of Ngāti Rānana are whanaungatanga (togetherness), manaakitanga (looking after one another/hospitality) and kōtahitanga (unity)