What better way to make an impression at an international barbershop convention than working an ancient Máori war dance into your routine?

That’s precisely what the team from New Zealand did at the 2016 Nashville International Convention. The competitors presented a synergy of top 40 hits and staple pop ballads together with the haka.

The haka was traditionally performed on the battlefield as a form of intimidation for opponents.

During peacetime it is performed as a mark of respect and acknowledgment of New Zealand ancestry. Most famously, it is performed to impressive and terrifying effect before the New Zealand team competes in the Rugby World Cup. Read more…

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New Zealand vocal group executes explosive Máori war dance while staying perfectly in pitch