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Maori war canoe takes to the Thames

A Maori war canoe crewed by sixteen Maoris from New Zealand's Toi Maori and London's Ngati Ranana communities in full traditional dress provided an unusual Friday morning spectacle on Friday morning.

Maori war canoe takes to the Thames
Maori war canoe takes to the Thames

The 'Waka on the Thames' was organised as part of the City of London Festival which this year has a focus on Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Next Monday Australia's foremost didjeridu player, William Barton, joins the choir of Southwark Cathedral in the European premiere of a new version of Peter Sculthorpe's Requiem.

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