Kapahaka sisters Gracie & Kimaia Kōpua tell us about the poi and why it's significant in Maori culture.
“POI” is the Maori word for “ball” on a cord. Many years ago the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand used it to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms as well as improving coordination.
Cultural Refresh is a segment that explores cultural elements and practices that have been passed on through generations of Pacific Islanders. Whether you're learning something for the first time or jogging your memory the Cultural Refresh is for you!