New Zealand: Māori Performance During a Pōwhiri Ceremony

Photo by Richard Varr

Māori singers perform on November 8, 2011 during the opening pōwhiri ceremony of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) annual convention in Wellington, New Zealand.  The country’s indigenous people, Māori make up about 15 percent of New Zealand’s population. The pōwhiri ceremony is a formal Māori welcome for visitors; in this case, the American and Canadian travel writers.  An image of the traditional Māori meeting house is behind the singers.

Watch the performance:

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One response to “New Zealand: Māori Performance During a Pōwhiri Ceremony

  1. This must have been incredible to have seen live, my wife and I were lucky enough to watch one of their performances when we were last in New Zealand. Seeing this video has brought back a lot of memories of our holiday, we had such an incredible time.

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