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Kiwi barbershop chorus wows US crowd with haka during performance

Wellington-based Vocal FX brought the house down at an international barbershop competition in Nashville, Tennessee over the weekend

Barbershop chorus Vocal FX put their New Zealand roots front and centre during their performance at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2016 International Convention in the USA this weekend, with a stirring performance of a haka.

In the midst of their medley of funk hits – including ‘Uptown Funk’ and ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ – the group broke ranks briefly to show off their rendition of the haka, which gained loud applause from the audience.

The group was ranked sixth in the world at the highly competitive event, according to Stuff, and a video of their performance has since gained thousands of views on YouTube.

In a Facebook post shared the day after their performance, Vocal FX said the competition had “truly been the trip of a lifetime”.

“We are all so humbled and appreciative of all your incredibly kind words and support for our competition and cultural set,” they wrote.

Check out the video in the player above

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