Author: Mika Haka

Mika Haka

Mika Haka is a rare commodity – a truly original New Zealand Māori artist and entertainer with three decades of eye-poppingly innovative work spanning stage, film, television, fashion and music. He has toured his critically acclaimed live shows to seven Edinburgh Festivals, has recorded seven albums in te reo Māori and English, and penned the world’s first ever gay haka, Tēnei Tōku Ure (This is my penis).He has also appeared in more than twenty TV series, specials and films. He has given back by educating and inspiring new generations of Māori and Pacific artists and performers, while he is also kaitiaki of the Mika Haka Foundation, a charity organisation committed to keeping young New Zealanders active and healthy through physical culture and the performing arts. He has told his life story to Sharon Mazer in I have loved me a Man, recently published by Auckland University Press.

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