and no I don’t just mean the tamariki! YOU TOO…. because how many of us find ourselves in charge of kapa haka because we
- have shown a little bit of interest
- can play the guitar (even if it’s D G A)
- are Māori (therefore we must be the expert lol)
- can sing Pōkarekare ana
Some of us may know a few waiata-a-ringa but we have never been formally “taught” how to perform correct actions.
Because I love Thinglink so much and kapa haka I put together this little resource that may help you.
In 2014 a show “Kia mau” was put together to help tamariki with their kapa haka moves. There are a series of “building blocks” as in basic moves to form a waiata-a-ringa. The “spots” on the kapa haka picture below are the links for these.
Many of us find ourselves being the K H experts when we don’t know too much about it-but it’s just such a positive vibe to be involved in K H and seeing some of the personal “styles” the tamariki pull out is a laugh too (and the kaiako for that matter).
The programme has several other waiata and the kupu for this one “Nau mai, haere mai” can be downloaded here.
There are also some lovely little waiata- this one for pronunciation and this for counting to ten and asking how many, e hia?There are clips on locations- runga and raro (up and down) and mauī, matau, waenganui (left, right and in the middle).
|Kia mau-kapa haka moves!
The beauty of this is that the tamariki could teach themselves some of these moves and make up their own waiata-a-ringa.