Mele Panel and Performance Q&A

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2013-07-18
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Ho'omanawanui, Ku'ualoha
Hannahs, Kale
Kanahele, Pualani Kanaka'ole
Keaulana, Kimo
Osorio, Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole
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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
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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, Aunty 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, nīele, niele, 'a'apo, aapo, hō'ike, hoike, 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, ho'opa'a, hoopaa, 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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