Kealoha'anolani's Blog (2)

Finding Roots in a song

I'm thrilled and anxious to receive my CD from Smithsonian Folkways...I've long wanted to get this and decided a few days ago to just jump in and purchase this already...I'm sure those who speak 'olelo hawaii with more fluency or study 'oli would appreciate this more - but my appreciation is with a different kind of ear - literally to listen to and hear the voice of my kuku kane - my great-great grandfather Kala Waiwaiole (b. 1860 - 1926).

in my genealogy research i found three… Continue

Added by Kealoha'anolani on June 23, 2008 at 10:43pm — 1 Comment

reflections of standing strong

years ago now - i wrote this brief poem of grief lamenting the removal of three stately niu on our property. despite time - i can still see them silhouetted against the sky on a moonlit night in my memory. it reminds me that if we as a people - stand strong - set down firm roots and live our purpose - even time - even our passing cannot erase us from those whose lives we may have touched. here I share ....

ue ue ‘ekolu niu

nuinui niu

only to be seen in… Continue

Added by Kealoha'anolani on March 2, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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