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SONGS: Hoonanea a Hookuene Liliʻu

Fifteen kumu hula and hālau across Southern California have been involved in bringing a remarkable collaboration to the concert stage. This will come to fruition on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Soka University Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. “Collaboration” … Continue reading


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New Books on Hawaiian Music and Hula — 2012

Take note!! Lots of new knowledge dropping. Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire, by Adria L. Imada. Duke University Press, 2012. This book first came to life as Imadaʻs doctoral dissertation in American Studies at NYU, and it … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Music in Waikiki 2011

Casual Hawaiian music is making a comeback . . . in Waikiki! Well, it never really disappeared out of Waikiki. But with hotel food & beverage decision makers going in different directions, and contractors reducing what bands can make on … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Language Protestant Hymnals: A Checklist

American missionaries arrived in the islands in 1820. It did not take them long to garner the support of powerful ruling chiefs, especially the influential Queen Ka‘ahumanu. Among their labors was the one thing that would alter Hawaiian performance practices … Continue reading

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Blog Content Theft

Aloha Dear Readers, Imagine my surprise when a google search landed me on a website — KALEIMAILEALII <dot> NET    where I saw my blog posts reproduced IN THEIR ENTIRETY, complete with all graphics. Imagine my shock when I clicked … Continue reading

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Dialogues programs coming up

#3  Creating Culture Friday February 25, 2011 Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 5:00-5:45 p.m. Musical Performance by Ke Kauoha The Jazz Project 6:00-8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion with Snowbird Bento, Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘oleohaililani, Nāpua Makua, Dr. Taupouri … Continue reading

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New–Links Pages and Essays

New features on the blog! Click on the menu options above. Essays: Two essays Iʻve posted elsewhere–“So You Want To Study Hula?” and “On the Kuleana of a Kumu Hula” are now gathered in this section. Links for Explorers: This … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look for a New Year

Okay, so WordPress calls this theme “Twenty Ten.” Perfect for welcoming in 2011 ! I shall be posting some new content in the coming week–see the two new menu entries above? Coming soon! In the meantime, I send seasonʻs aloha … Continue reading

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Coming soon: a Grammy archive (sort of)

In the wake of last Sundayʻs Grammy Awards festivities, I decided to post a kind of tracking of the winners, nominees, and entries in the Hawaiian music category. Kathie Fry over at the “Hawaiian Music History” website has already begun … Continue reading

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Aloha Makahiki Hou News

January is almost over, and I have not gotten back here in awhile. My bad!!!! The start of our winter term had me in syllabus purgatory for quite awhile . . . This being Grammy week, we are all gearing … Continue reading

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