Bishop Museum debuts vivid new enhancements to its Science Adventure Center with a focus on the land, sea, and sky of Hawai‘i.
(The following notes and mele translation provided by Mary Kawena Pukui) This chant is in two ʻoki, or parts, both of which were used in hula dancing. This is the second part, which begins with the Tahitian words “Aita ʻoe e parau,” or “You have nothing to say.” According to my informant, Keahi Luahine, the [...]
Bishop Museum is hosting the first-ever Hi-Sci Festival, a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, math (STEAM) and Hawaiian and Pacific culture.
"Mele obtained from Kiaaina, of chief stock, reputed to have been born in Kohala in 1817. Much of his life was spent on the island of Kauaʻi. He was related to the Lalakeaʻs (Lalakea is the name of a shark). He died at his home on the Hilo side of Wai.a-ea Stream, [...]
(Click image to view) The first half of the chant is of Kaʻu and I have often heard it chanted there. The chiefs of Kaʻu played a game of leaping into heaped-up earth at Kaumaea-lele-kawa and then brushing off their perspiration soaked bodies with ilima branches [...]
Bishop Museum Press Celebrates 125th Year with Reprint of Classic Text “Canoes of Oceania,” a three-volume encyclopedic reference, available once more
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – “Canoes of Oceania,” originally published as three separate volumes from 1936 to 1938, has been reprinted in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Bishop Museum Press, Hawai‘i’s oldest book publisher.
[MS_SC_2_2] “The author of this song is Thomas Lindsey of Kohala, Hawaiʻi. According to my informant, a Kohala native now dead, the song was composed for a woman he loved. It was customary with them to make honey suckle leis for him to wear. She was his first and only love. After [...]
Bishop Museum will host the first ever Hi-Sci Festival, a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, math (STEAM) and Hawaiian and Pacific culture.
On this day in 1883, the coronation ceremony of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiʻolani took place on the grounds of ʻIolani Palace. In memory of that prestigious event, we share a portion of a chant that speaks about the planning and excitement of that momentous day. “Much feathers were gathered for the preparation [...]
“This chant was composed in Kona, Hawaii. A man had an affair with somebody else’s wife and when it was reported to Kuakini, the chief, he (the culprit) and the woman were ordered arrested. They were ordered to pay a fine of thirty dollars. He paid the thirty and had ten left in [...]