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We are based in Medway, Kent (45 minutes from London)

Phone: 07568 094 297

Email: info@toahakauk.com

Sol Cooper

What Haka Means To Me

About Me

I've been performing Haka since as far as I can remember.

I grew up in the Hawkes Bay of New Zealand and attended Paki Paki Bi-Lingual school and was a member of their school Kapahaka group.

We performed all over New Zealand and rated the best in our region.

Through adulthood, Maori culture took a step to the side, and after moving to England, and being away from home for nearly a decade, I started to feel lost.

I joined the Ngati Ranana Maori Culture group in London and immediately started feeling whole again. 

I reconnected to my people... To my culture.

I started performing again and would perform on occasion doing Haka Workshops. It opened my eyes to this world of sharing our culture with people who are genuinely interested in learning more about us and in turn, want to learn more about themselves.

THAT, is the goal. 

The goal of making a difference.

Nga Mihi E Hoa Ma!

 

Sol Cooper