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Pākaʻa Lanakila!

Pākaʻa Lanakila!
A musical presentation of a classic Hawaiian story with narration and art
With Chamber Music Hawaiʻi’s (CMH) Spring Wind Quintet; B. K. Cabigon, haʻi moʻolelo (Hawaiian language narrator); and Jon Magnussen, composer
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:00–8:00 pm
Hawaiian Hall

 

Free with online pre-registration only

 

Enjoy the exciting moʻolelo (story) of Pākaʻa, a young boy who lives with his mother, Laʻamaomao, and her bird-catching brother Ma‘ilou in the cliffs of Keahiahi, near present-day Keālia, on Kaua‘i. The village fishermen make fun of Pākaʻa’s uncle for never providing the family with fish, only with birds. Pāka‘a is tired of their taunts and frustrated that the fishermen never share their catch with his uncle because of their prejudice toward him and his trade. So Pāka‘a plans a clever way to claim his share of the catch, winning in the process many ka‘au (forty) of his favorite mālolo fish, and also the respect of his elders.

 

Pākaʻa Lanakila! is a classic coming-of-age story based on a tale that first appeared in Hawaiian-language newspapers during the mid-nineteenth century. Now, the Spring Wind Quintet performs this exciting story to music by composer Jon Magnussen, with narration in Hawaiian language by B. K. Cabigon, and art by Caren Loebel-Fried. English subtitles will be provided.

 

Pākaʻa Lanakila! is a musical, Hawaiian-language presentation of a classic story. Enjoy the sounds of the flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon accompanying the native language of Hawaiʻi.
This program is supported by grants from Chamber Music America, The Cooke Foundation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and by private gifts from Jackie Mahi Erickson and Susan Spangler. This program is also supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Background:
Chamber Music Hawaii’s bilingual musical program, The Pākaʻa Project, is the product of a collaboration of educators, and culture and language advisors – B. K. Cabigon, Sam ‘Ohu Gon III, Mailelauliʻi Naki, and CMH Education Director J. Scott Janusch, and Composer Jon Magnussen. The Pākaʻa Project teacher educational resources, in both ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi- and English-speaking communities are available online at chambermusichawaii.com/pakaa-lanakila.

Date

Oct 23 2019

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost

Free with online pre-registration only

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Hawaiian Hall

Location

Hawaiian Hall
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Organizer

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
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