Hula: Our World Consciousness
Hawaiian Cultural Thought Lecture Series
“[Kekuhi Kanaka‘ole] sings and chants in a style often described in terms such as "primeval," suggesting a life spent isolated in some remote and unspoiled jungle valley. Nonetheless, she is as comfortable negotiating the arcane procedures involved in applying for academic research grants...[Kekuhi] says the family considers innovation and evolution to be important in keeping traditional practices alive.” --Honolulu Star Bulletin
“Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole carries the banner of family matriarch Edith Kanaka‘ole with pride and dignity. [Her latest CD] is loaded with exquisite chants, mele [songs] and stories, all told in the native Hawaiian tongue, but eloquent and inventive in execution. This is an inspired primer on preserving and perpetuating things and themes Hawaiian, with surprises and treats galore”... --Honolulu Advertiser
Kekuhi K. Kanahele Kealiikanakaoleohaililani and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole, mother and daughter, come together to give a presentation to anchored in Hawaiian practice, perspective, and traditional ecological knowledge, exploring the meaning of traditional Hawaii indigenous thought, practice and values in addressing the power of environmental kinship through hula (dance ritual), mele (poetry text), and leo (vocalization).
The talks emerge from the practical, intellectual, and spiritual underpinnings of Hawaiian perspectives.
PRESENTATION: Lecture and power point presentation accompanied by chant and dance. Speaker’s Programs and Academic Guest Lectures, as well as education programs in conjunction with their performances. Recommended for General Audiences, Ethnic Studies, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Indigenous Arts, Music, Dance, among others.
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