Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
I think that the Maori bride may have made a mistake by hitching up with the white guy.
Naw, that groom is bad ass, with that prow of a nose and a pure knowledge of the haka. I loved the Kiwi greeting between the bros at the end. Those two will have beautiful children that will keep New Zealand awesome.
I have a non-Maori cousin who lived in NZ and knew the dance and the words and the whole thing as well. I haven't seen him in years, but it was interesting to see him do it. I told him to get moko tattoos, but he didn't do it.
If you look close,the "white guy" knows all the words. I think she'll be just fine. After all,look at her "uncles".
He knew the words and the motions... I think you are right, James.
GOOD GOWD! How bad ass is a race that brings a harpoon to a wedding and then has both families doing a war dance?!?! No wonder the Japanese just kind of ignored the place in 1942.---Ray
I wonder if they were in a military unit?Here's the URL for a video recording of Kiwi soldiers bidding a traditional haka farewell to a fallen comrade, killed in Afghanistan:https://youtu.be/xI6TRTBZUMM
Here's the English translation of the Maori haka words at the military burial:We are ready, yes we are readyIf we the warriors of the Second First should go to warBeware enemy, beware!Those of you who wish to do battle with us, where are you?Come stand face to face with us and we will strike you downBe strong warriors of the Second FirstWe will gather the energy from the Earth to strengthen our bodies to destroy our enemiesRise up, soldiers of Second First to the call of battleWe will fight and destroy our enemies and send them to the dark pits of hell
These are the things we believe in. You joined in. Welcome, Brother!