Starting June 17, 2008, If you have free time on Tuesdays, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, I am teaching basic and advanced Hawaiian chant at UH Mānoa (Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies). This class is in the continuing tradition of Kumu John Keola Lake, who trained and put me through ʻūniki a few years back. Prior to his passing he made clear to me his desire that I continue teaching his oli classes. If you already are familiar with:

Kūnihi ka mauna (Oli komo)
Noho ana ke akua (Oli pale)
E ulu kini o ke akua (Oli kini akua)
Nā ʻAumākua (Oli ʻaumākua)
Kākua pāʻū (Oli komo lole)
E hō mai (Oli haumana)
Eia Hawaiʻi he moku, he kanaka (Oli kepakepa)
I Kāne mā lāua o Kanaloa (Oli no ke aliʻi)
O kau ola e ke akua (Pule Mauliola)
Onaona i ka hala (Oli aloha)
Ke lei maila (Oli lei)
E ala e (Oli pukana lā)
I kū mau mau! (Oli laulima)
ʻO Kāne wai ola (Oli inu ʻawa)

and so forth, then you can skip the beginning level and start with the advanced class (7:30 - 9:00 PM), however, if you want to come and refresh on these and build toward a larger and larger repertoire of oli Hawaiʻi, drop by at 6PM, and feel free to stay until pau ka papa at 9PM. If you want to come, let me know first! send me a message on my profile.

mahalo ā nui,

ʻOhu

Views: 2311

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Mai hilahila, e komo mai, hoihoi ho'i 'o ʻOhukaniʻōhiʻa a nui kona mana i nā oli Hawai'i.
Welo! Welo!
I would LOVE to come. I am working at that time though - so I will have to try to re-arrange my work schedule (wish me luck). Are you ever, ever going to have classes on the Windward side? Well - it's just a thought but I will try to change my work schedule and get back to you. My late son was a student with Na Pua Noeau and he did an oli - "Calling for the sun" - and it gave me goosebumps and made me cry. When we took his ashes out to sea on canoes, his cousin, Noelani Puniwai, chanted. I want to learn this oli (and others) so I can teach it to his daughter. She is 5 now.
Mahalo
I just saw above me a comment "Ke Aui Nei Ka La" - I cannot believe it! That is the one! Ok - I will just have to leave work early. Cannot help. I will see you there.
We look forward to seeing you when you can, but please do try to rearrange your schedule so you can come as faithfully as possible. As you might imagine, this kind of class needs to progress together. Aloha to Noe, who is a friend, and aloha to you Leina'ala - I am sad to hear of your loss, and sadder to lose a pua noeau.
'Ohu
aloha e `ohu--

are these classes still ongoing?

mahalo.


Aloha kakou!

I ka po nei, la 07 o Mei, ua hoomaamaa makou i keia mau oli:

Kunihi ka mauna (Oli Kahea)
E Ulu (Pule kini akua)
Na Aumakua (mai ka la hiki a ka la kau)
Kakua Pa`u (Pule komo lole)
I Kane ma laua o Kanaloa (Pule mana alii)
Eia Hawaii he moku he kanaka (Oli kepakepa)
O Kane-wai-ola (Pule inu awa)

I mea e hoomakaukau no na pule akua Hawaii kahiko, ua olelo kuka a nune e pili ana o na akua nui me ko lakou mau hoailona, kinolau, a pela aku. Mea hoihoi na makou, a mea ike kupono no na Hawaii ke makemake nei e hoomana a hoolaa i neia mau akua no keia wa.

He kono mau keia e komo mai i ka papa e hui pu me makou i keia papa hoomau loina kupuna.

aloha maikai,

Ohu

-------------------------- translation of above ------------------------------------------

Greetings to us all!

Last night, 7th of May, we practiced these chants:

Kunihi ka mauna (Entrance chant)
E Ulu (Prayer to the multitude)
Na Aumakua (from the sunrise to the sunset)
Kakua Pa`u (Prayer for dressing)
I Kane ma laua o Kanaloa (Prayer affecting the mana of chiefs)
Eia Hawaii he moku he kanaka (Rapid-style chant)
O Kane-wai-ola (Prayer for drinking awa)

As a preparation for chants to the ancient gods of Hawaii, we discussed and pondered about the major Hawaiian gods and their symbols, body forms, and so forth. Very interesting subject for us, and righteous knowledge for Hawaiians who want to give mana to and honor these akua for these current times.

This is a standing invitation to come enter the class and join us in this ongoing class to perpetuate the traditions of our kupuna.

aloha maikai,

Ohu
aloha palala, mamake wale au e ninau aku ia 'oe i na mau no kau a'o ana i na papa 'oli? Ina 'a'ole... a hea la e ho'omaka hou? Mahalo nui ~hoku
Kumu Gon made a small hewa in the date for tonight's papa oli. He meant to say "May 14th". Papa oli will be at Eiban Hall tonight from 6:30-7:30 pm! A hui hou aku no!
Mahalo e Kealii: ae, papa oli i keia po, 14 Mei.
Aloha Sam!
ko Annie, ho haumana o naipo na mea hula - 1995-99 ( my olelo is faded little bit, so no mind kay?)
I hope to attend your classes. I think it will help me to fill the void i feel since the passing of our Kumu John Lake. I understand you had some free classes, but I don't mind tuition and I'll just go check it out.
I went through my old hawaiiana hula halau notes and started reminiscing and also found i forgot some rythms and meanings so i need to refresh my memories and create more. hope to see you soon.
A hui ho!:)
Haumana,
~Annie Chang
malama pono...
Mahalo e Annie!
When Chaminade sets up summer session I will tell you if they include chant. Otherwise, when beginning chant class starts up again, I will announce the details of it here.
'Ohu

RSS

© 2021   Created by Ikaika Hussey.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service