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Open practice

Open practice

Kia Ora!

On the 31st of May, the 7th of June and the 14th of June we are organising three open practices, in which we would like to show who we are and what we do. All three practices will start at 19.00 at the Museum of Ethnography in Leiden, and will finish around 20.30. For those that want to, there is also an option to stick around a little bit longer afterwards to have a drink and chat somewhere closeby.

During these three practices we will show you three aspects of what we do, which is why every practice will focus on only one of these aspects:

  • On May 31st we will focus on peddling in a Waka canoe. We will start by explaining  and practising certain ‘calls’, after which we will head into the Waka and put those explanations into practice. 
  • On June 7th the focus will be on Hakas, specifically the Njord Haka called “Tangaroa.” We will practise and explain this Haka step by step until we can perform it all together at the end of the practice. 
  • The final practice on June 14th will focus on Waiatas, or Maori songs. During this practice we will learn and sing Waiata while (hopefully) enjoying the weather outside.

Throughout these practices we will also share stories of the last 12 years of our existence, in which we will tell you what we have experienced and what you might experience once you decide to become a member of our Crew. 

So, please join us on 31/05, 07/06 and 14/06 at the Museum of Ethnology (Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden) to learn more about us and what we do.

If you have any questions you can mail them to ‘waka@njord.nl’ or send a text to ‘0657989559’ and we will answer them as soon as possible. 

Hopefully we’ll see you soon!

The Dutch Waka Crew (der K.S.R.V. “Njord”) 

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