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Ka puta mai ngā toa kanikani hip-hop

Wepiha Te Kanawa
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Ka ū mai ngā toa kanikani hip-hop nō ngā kura tuarua o te rohe o Tāmaki  i runga i te karanga o te whakataetae a 'Bring it on'. I tēnei tau tērā ētahi tino whetu kei te rarangi ingoa mō ngā kaiwhakawā o 'Bring it on'. 

Kotahi noa te whainga mō te whakataetae.

E ai ki te kaiwhakahaere o ‘Bring it on’ a Talanoa Fonua-Raine kei a Tāmaki ngā tino kaikanikani o te ao.

He puku mahi pea te mahi ki te papa kanikani, engari ki te papa he hākoakoa kē.

He tohunga kanikani a Onyeka Arapai nō ngā tira kanikani e rua a 'Request' me 'The Royal Family'. I tēnei tau he kaiwhakawā ia.

I mea mai ia ki a Te Kāea, kei te ohorere katoa ia nā te mea I timata ake āna mahi kanikani ki tēnei whakataetae, ā, e mohio pū ana ia ki ngā momo kare ā roto e pā kiia ana e ngā tamariki.

Tōtika mai i California, i ngā whakataetae hiphop o te ao, i tū tautoko ake a 'The Bradas'.

Kua hoki mai ngā whakaihuwaka hip-hop o te ao me te mea hoki he tauira ōmua rātou o te whakataetae nei. Hei tā Talanoa Fonua-Raine.

I mea mai a Tiataharoa Maipi, ‘Tino hīkaka ana te wairua ki konei nā te tokomaha o ngā tāmariki e hiahia ana te kanikani me te kite i tērā rawe rawa atu.’

I whai wāhi anō te kaikanikani nō Waikato a Tiataharoa Maipi, nō te kiriata hiphop 'Born to Dance', engari he kaiwhakawā kē tāna i tēnei tau. 

‘Ko ahau tētahi o ngā main actors koinei tōku wā tuatahi ki te mahi i te act...ē pā ana tēnei kiriata ki tētahi tamaiti Māori e hiahia ana ki te me kī eke panuku, eke ki ngā maunga teitei ki roto i te ao kanikani

I mea mai a Talanoa Fonua-Raine, Hīkaka katoa ana te wairua o ngā tamariki nei, e ngākaunui ana rātou ki ngā mahi ngahau. Koira te take I whakatūria tēnei whakataetae, ki te whakatairanga I ngā pūkenga miharo nei a ngā tamariki.

Ko te kāreti o Mangere ngā toa whakaihuwaka o te whakataetae ‘Bring it on’ 2015.

Each year the 'Bring it on' hip-hop dance competition attracts some of the best secondary dances from across the Auckland region, but the talent isn’t just limited to the stage. We’ll see the return of some old favourites who’ve been selected to sit on the judge’s throne.

Auckland is gaining a reputation in the dance industry and according to former competitor Talanoa Fonua-Raine ‘Auckland has the number one dancers in the world.’

It might be all professional on the stage but behind the scenes it all about having fun.

Onyeka Arapai is a former world hip-hop dance champ, who previously competed with the 'Request Dance Crew' and 'The Royal Family'. This year she holds the crown of a judge. ‘It makes me a little bit overwhelmed, because I started in this competition and I know exactly how all these kids are feeling’ says Onyeka Arapai.

Many we’re happy to see guest performers ‘The Bradas’ who recent returned from the world hip-hop dance championship in California. Talanoa Fonua-Raine wasn’t shy when it came to talking about their success ‘The hip-hop dancers who came first in the world champions and took it out in the worlds and they are ‘ex-bring it on’ competitors.

Competitor Tiataharoa Maipi says the vibe is crazy “There are so many kids here just to dance. It’s awesome to see.’

Keep an eye out for this Waikato dancer because he’s expected to feature in the New Zealand hip-hop dance film set to release this month 'Born to Dance'.

‘I’m one of the main actor and it's my first time acting too, It’s based on a Māori kid that wants to hit the big time in dancing’ says Tiataharoa Maipi.

For Talanoa Fonua-Raine it’s always been about giving them a stage ’The main reason why I put this platform together, just for these kids to show their raw talent of dance.

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