Beyoncé joins Haka tribute performed backstage at her concert

Her alter ego is Sasha Fierce, and Beyonce certainly did the moniker justice while on tour last week.

The star joined in when the crew at her October 19 concert in New Zealand greeted her with a traditional Haka.

Chanting, slapping their sides and distorting their faces, the local crew of stagehands and technicians honoured the songstress by performing the ancient rite at Auckland's Vector Arena.

In blue light, with strobes flashing and camera bulbs popping, the 32-year-old approached the group pulling her own fearless face and emulating their moves.

Before her, a group of at least 25 men stood in formation and began stamping their feet and rhythmically shouting.

The Haka, which is performed by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team before each match, is an ancestral war dance of the Māori people, traditionally used to intimidate an opponent before battle.

It is also performed to honour a distinguished guest.


Responses to "Beyoncé joins in Haka war dance performed backstage at New Zealand concert (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    good fun. Love the haka.

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