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i'm a musician and i'm thinking of making a new tune which involves nature sounds , like water, wind, sea etc.
to give it more stamina i also had in mind to use a little sample of the haka.
i know that the haka is something really special for all maori people and i also understand that they don't like it me using it, but i don't want to offend or harm anybody.
so i was wondering what your opion about this one.
i didn't start yet because i'm really curious about your personal opinion. but i don't know how it's gonna sound, but if it sounds good you'll have a change to listen to it and give comments , on the otherhand if it doesn't sound any good i would delete it.
thnx 4 any reaction.
Thank you firstly for opening up this issue and bringing it to a Maori based forum.
I think it depends on what your intentions are with whatever tune it is you are looking to create. Secondly, if all is well, then the selection of Haka you use will also be an issue that you'll need to consider. The meanings and traditions that haka bears with it.
I believe the Maori people are the creators and caretakers of Haka in all its forms. And i have no objection with people of non-maori descent adopting this treasure of Maori.
kia ora taiga,
thank you for sharing your opinion about my issue.
for the moment I don't know that much about the Maori culture. But i m going to make my thesis about this subject and i'll be doing my training in Rotorua. Really looking forward to visit your beautiful country and getting to know Maori people.
kind regards Thomas