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Kiwi barbershop group stun American audience with haka mashup

The Wellington group was named among the world's best.

A Wellington barbershop group have stunned American audiences with a truly Kiwi performance.

Vocal FX were named the world's sixth best barbershop chorus at the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2016 International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

The final performance wowed the judges, as they combined traditional barbershop harmonies with a Maori haka.

The video of their mashup performance has been a hit online, with fans praising their "game-changing" take on barbershop music.

"Though the chart doesn't sound at all like contest barbershop to my old ears, it does sound like FANTASTIC acapella music. Every accolade is so well-deserved! BRAVO!!!," wrote one person. "The rhythm, the dancing, the unbridled passion, the ownership of the character of the group, the execution, the ownership of the music. Holy cow!"