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Title: Mele Panel and Performance Q&A
Authors: Ho'omanawanui, Ku'ualoha
Hannahs, Kale
Kanahele, Pualani Kanaka'ole
Keaulana, Kimo
Osorio, Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole
Keywords: mele and performance
Francesca Orsini
the process of learning mele
"Is the knowledge given at the same time as when you learn chants?"
chants and knowledge
show 40 moreAunty Pua
ku'ualoha ho'omanawanui
the process of learning, and not asking questions
becoming kumu hula
Kale Hannahs
Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele
Kimo Keaulana
Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio
Jon Osorio
learning hula and mele, not asking questions
picking up song
decades to learn about one song, one mele
memorization as internalizing
memorizing as a way to use your body as a medium
your body as an instrument for mele
code talkers
"Have there been any code-talkers?"
code talkers and indigeneity
Hawaiian names and codes
Hawaiian names and elemental forms
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
"In terms of writing and music, is there a modernity we cannot escape from?"
learning Hawaiian at university rather than learning it at home
writing and composing in Hawaiian
composing mele in Hawaiian
being hilahila about performing
Aunty Pua chants
Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele chants
Pele Honua Mea
impossibility of chanting in English
chanting in English

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Issue Date: 18 Jul 2013
Abstract: ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui facilitates a discussion after the panelists have completed their presentations on mele and performance.

With a focus on mele Hawai‘i, the indigenous music of Hawai‘i, this panel engages with the intersection between orature and literature, as represented by the poetry of song and chant, and performance.

Moderator: ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui
Panelists: Kale Hannahs, Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele, Kimo Keaulana, Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:Words in the World Panel Discussions

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