February 27th, 2019 Last Updated on: March 5th, 2019
According to Newshub:
Whangārei Kapa Haka group stole the show on Thursday with an amazing cover of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' – all in te reo Māori.
Hātea Kapa Haka collaborated with internet star William Wariiua to pay tribute to the late Freddie Mercury, and to celebrate the release of the Queen biopic, also titled Bohemian Rhapsody.
ogether, the group and Mr Waiirua created a music video for their cover, and on Thursday they took to the stage for a live performance.
The group performed their cover at New Zealand's national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini.
“I have always loved the song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody'. But never in my life did I think that we would be part of something this big” said Hātea Kapa Haka head tutor Pauline Hopa.
Te Matatini brings 46 kapa haka groups together to compete against one another.
This year, the event is taking place in Wellington, the first time the Capital has hosted the event in 20 years.
Another Maori group performed at Gathering of Nations.
The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of canoe voyages some time between 1250 and 1300. Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture, with their own language, a rich mythology, and distinctive crafts and performing arts. – Wikipedia
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