Just another Māori Wedding

Haka is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, challenge or act of support from the Māori people of New Zealand.  This Haka was performed at Benjamin & Aaliyah Armstrong’s wedding.

Wow. Moved.


  1. Great share David. What awesome energy and emotion!!
    It makes “do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife…” so lame.

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  2. OMG… and, well, there could have been many reasons why the bride was crying at one point.

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  3. I love watching these performances but sure wouldn’t want to face these guys in battle.

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  4. Very moving! Connecting with your ancestral routes at a time like that. The video that following about the wedding was beautiful too.

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  5. I loved this. I cried. Surprise.

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  6. Moved. Love the Haka! and that’s why the All Blacks are the only team never to have lost a pool match and to have always qualified in first place from every group in the world cup. 🙂

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  7. powerful stuff –

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  8. rings to the core of the Soul. Thanks for sharing

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  9. primal emotion. I like the forehead touching after the war cry dance. 🙂
    Diana xo

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  10. Ahem..exchanging breath.. War cry dance? So much more than that.. And,.. I cried too. Homesick for our people and our ways.. Beautiful video. We’re never afraid to show emotion. I love that. Kia ora, David. Thanks

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  11. Have watched this several times now and find it incredibly moving. The primal emotion is overwhelming. The sense of community and shared heritage…made me cry, too…

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  12. Oh, Man. Cuts to the nut of People and Blood.

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  13. I loved this. Having lived in Hawaii for 25 years, I am very accustomed to the polynesian dances. This one brought tears to my eyes. It was very emotional.

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