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Noho no i Puna ka nani me ka maikai

Contributor Mrs. Kaimu Kihe, Puʻuanahulu, North Kona, Hawaiʻi. He mele hoʻāeae. [Love chant] There was a certain man living in Puna who had a wife and then afterwards his friend took away his wife. Thereupon the husband went to Honolulu and lived in Mānoa alone. There was living at that time in [...]

2018-04-22T18:21:57-10:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|

Auheuhea Oe e Manuokekula

Contributor- Samuel Akoni Mika, Waiākea Homesteads, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. An ʻūkēkē dialogue between husband and wife. ʻŪkēkē; “A variety of musical bow…with two or commonly three strings drawn through holes at one end. The strings were strummed. According to Roberts, the old experts made no sound with the vocal cords, but the mouth cavity acted [...]

2018-09-21T15:42:50-10:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|

ʻO ʻOe Hoʻi Kahi e nā Huna Palai

The underlying meaning contains a derision for one (not the chant owner) who aspires to something he has no right to- like a person who must get into higher society or perish in the attempt! The person or position sought remains out of reach, like a startled bird, but the seeker hesitates not in [...]

2018-03-22T14:23:21-10:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|

Talk Science at Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents Talk Science, a three-part lecture series that takes an in-depth look at the most fascinating and pressing environmental issues facing Hawai‘i, presented by the scientists at the heart of these issues.

2018-03-20T10:17:53-10:00News Release|

Hanohano Waimea i ka Wai Kea

Excerpt and mele translations by Mary Kawena Pukui- This is one of the three mele hoʻoulu lāhui [song to encourage the increase of the Hawaiian race] composed for Queen Kapiʻolani when she went around Kauaʻi to interest her people in caring for their babies. A mele of this type emphasizes pana, or place names. [...]

2018-03-18T12:15:24-10:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|