Mele Panel and Performance--Kimo Keaulana Presents

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2013-06-28
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Keaulana, Kimo
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Kimo Keaulana presents on the Mele Panel and Performance portion of the Words in the World Symposium. 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 Osorio
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Kimo Keaulana, mele books, three-generations-old mele books, words to chants, intimate knowledge, mele as property, mana in presence, in breath, in energy, haku mele, in those words are life, in those words are death, kuleana of chanters, singers, hula dancers, I ka 'olelo no ke ola, i ka 'olelo no ka make, bringing life to words, composing mele about a place, Hawaiian mind as a fertile mind, Nānākuli, Nanakuli, importance of intimate knowledge when composing mele, perfect balance of using head and heart to create mele, mele inoa, kanikau, lamentation chants, lei making, ho'opa'a
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