Sumba culture is something I’m discovering more about daily and never fails to fascinate me. The stories the Ikats hold, the parangs the men carry and the descriptive dances expressing their ancestors. Needless to mention the singing that goes alongside, I was stood in the middle of 100 women singing their tribal chants and if that doesn’t give you goosebumps I don’t know what will.
Sumba and it’s people have won my heart over. 💛 .
”We all see black and white
When it comes to someone else's fight
No one ever gets involved
Apathy can never solve” 🍺🤘🏼
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NEW ZEALAND KA MATE HAKA ceremonial war dance of the Maori people.The famous first line, “Ka mate, ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!” Translates into “I might die! I might die! I may live! I may live!” And the last line, “Ā, upane, ka upane, whiti te ra! Hi!” Translates into “A step upward, another… the Sun shines! Rise!”
“Ka Mate” is a haka that has been the haka most performed by the All Blacks when they play against international teams. It is a ceremonial haka, and it was written by Te Rauparaha. It is a celebration of life triumphing over death. Te Rauparaha created the haka after he narrowly escaped death at the hands of enemy tribes from Ngāti Maniapoto and Waikato by hiding in a dark food storage pit. When he came out of it, he was greeted by light and a friendly tribe chief.