Mele Panel and Performance--Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio Presents

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2013-07-18
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Osorio, Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole
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Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio 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 Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio
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Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio, Jon Osorio, Albert Nahale'a, mele, "He Punahele Nō 'Oe", "He Punahele No 'Oe", "He Punahel No Oe", names and memories, importance of language and memory, kanaka maoli, Hawaiian music, song records, music and radio, sheet music and memorization, songs as possessions, effort of learning songs, community and song books, communal music, communal song, singing Hawaiian without speaking Hawaiian, song and language, mele and community, mele and history, importance of song across generations, music and language literacy, mele and Hawaiian language literacy, scholar of Hawaiian culture, political historian, historian of communities, Hawaiian identity, music and Hawaiian identity, song book and birth dates, song books as historical records, significance of song as a form of storytelling, music to hold the community together, music and reverence, the effort to learn music, music and identity
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