The hideous financial monster - Haka by Te Waka Huia

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The hideous financial monster - Haka by Te Waka Huia

PostPosted by verdilak » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:23 am

This haka was performed for the film 'Lucky People Centre International', which came out in 1998. The '90s were not such a great time to be a New Zealander. After a decade or so of rather brutal economic liberalisation, the economy was crumbling under the weight of the Asian financial crisis. Unemployment was high; Maori unemployment was even higher. Public anxiety about foreign investment was through the roof. For many, the millennial hype was tinged with worry; the 21st century is coming, are we being left behind?

I know there's a certain standalone appeal to seeing a traditional art form dealing with modern problems, but I think the performance is more poignant, perhaps even prescient, when you understand the background behind it.
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Re: The hideous financial monster - Haka by Te Waka Huia

PostPosted by Chick » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:12 am

It'd be a nice performance to open the next G20 meeting
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