E hoʻoulu ʻia ka mauli Hawaiʻi. Ma nā hana lima i hoʻoili ʻia mai kikilo mai, e hoʻoulu ʻia ka ʻike kuʻuna o nā hulu kūpuna o kākou. Na nā haumāna e alakaʻi aku i kekahi mau kaunoʻo hana noʻeau e mau ai ia ʻike iā kākou a pau. Ma ka leo hou ʻana o nā momi makamae o kahiko, e hoʻoulu ʻia ka ʻōlelo o nā moʻo hanauna ma mua. Ma ka hoʻopaʻa ʻana i ʻekolu mau mele, e huʻe aku ana nā ʻōpio i nā ʻōlelo waiwai o kā lākou mea kanu e hōʻikeʻike ai, i mea hoʻi e ahuwale ai nā manaʻo like ʻole o loko o ia mau hana noʻeau ʻana. Ma ka lawe maiau a ka lima noʻeau, e hoʻoulu ʻia ka lawena hiehie o loko lilo. Aia ka ʻike maluhia o kēia lā ma ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa ʻana o ka lima ma nā kaunoʻo o kēia lā. Ma ka ʻike ʻana i nā kini a me nā lehu kinolau o ka ʻāina, e hoʻoulu ʻia ka pili ʻuhane e makawalu ai ka mahalo o kā- kou a pau. E hoʻi aku ʻoukou i ke one kulāiwi, me ke kau ʻana o nā haliʻa hiwahiwa o kēia lā, ke pili hou aku me nā mea kanu o kēia lā.
Hoʻoulu: Our culture shall be cultivated. Through the practices of our distant past, our inherent knowledge shall grow. Our students will lead hands-on workshops to enable all of us to preserve this knowledge. Through the vibrations of the precious gems of time past, the language of countless generations shall grow. Through three compositions, our youth will reveal the priceless value of specific
terms as they relate to our workshops today. Through the deft strokes of skilled hands, the graceful movements from deep within shall grow. You will begin to realize the abilities at your fingertips in today’s exhibits. Through the revelations of nature’s multitudes, our spirits’ connections to our greatest blessings shall grow. Become intimate with your homeland, and remember the seeds of knowledge that
have been sown today. It shall be cultivated!
“….but I have come to realize is that I can still make it happen if I dip into our tremendous amount of
resources in our community, in our ʻohana of our school, and in our kumu ….encouraging me to do
something with what I had already started in the school year, HOʻOULU AROSE! And this grew into a
full blown after school program that gave my students experience in different forms of art and
knowledge of our kupuna. I mahalo the both of you to pushing me to the next level! Mahalo nui loa!!!! I
hope that this can be something that I do annually and maybe can happen again!!!! Me ke aloha nui iā
ʻolua e nā wāhine kūpaʻa!!”
--Haʻamauliola Aiona, Kumu, Ho’oulu
Welina me ke aloha e nā hoa makamaka o ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i. Eia lā he wahi ha‘i‘ōlelo no ka hana keaka ‘o Lā‘ieikawai, ka hana keaka mua loa o ka polokolamu hana keaka Hawai‘i ma ke kulanui o Hawai‘i ma Mānoa. He mea nui nō ka ho‘okahua ‘ana iho i kēia hana keaka no ka u‘i o Paliuli a me ka polokolamu hana keaka Hawai‘i nō ho‘i ma ke kulanui o Mānoa i alahele hou aku e ho‘omāhuahua a‘e ai i nā papahana ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, i ‘ike nā kānaka i ka hana no‘eau a kākou Hawai‘i a me ka waiwai o ko kākou mau mo‘olelo hiwahiwa. ‘O Lā‘ieikawai kekahi o ia mau mo‘olelo hiwahiwa o nā kūpuna o kākou, a ma o kēia ha‘i mo‘olelo ‘ana e ho‘ohanohano aku ai i nā māhoe kaulana o Lā‘ie, a pēlā nō ho‘i e ola ai ko lāua mo‘olelo. Ma kēia ha‘i‘ōlelo e wehewehe ‘ia a‘e ai ka ho‘okahua ‘ana i ia mea he hana keaka Hawai‘i e like me nā hana keaka a Ka Hālau Hanakeaka i lawelawe akula no nā makahiki he 20 i ka‘a hope aku nei. Hō‘ike pū ‘ia ke oli, ka mele, a me ka papa ‘ōlelo o ka hana keaka. E nanea, e walea i kā mākou hō‘ike‘ike no ka wahine o ka li‘ulā.
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa - A behind the scenes presentation on the research and development process of Lā‘ieikawai, the inaugural production of the Hawaiian Theatre Program at UH Mānoa's Department of Theatre and Dance, under the direction of Haili‘ōpua Baker in collaboration with Kaliko Baker, Snowbird Bento, and Keawe Lopes.
He keaka mele ʻo Hāʻupu pili i ke kaʻao o Hina me kāna keikikāne ʻo Kana. Ua ʻaihue ʻia ke aliʻi wahine ʻo Hina no Hilo e ke aliʻi ʻāpiki no Molokaʻi, ʻo Kapepeʻekauila. Ma muli o ka hana waia a Kapepeʻe, pānaʻi akula ʻo Kana me kona kaikaina ʻo Niheu i ko Hāʻupu, aia ma ka ʻākau o Molokaʻi. I ko Kana mā hoʻolālā ʻana i ka hoʻopakele, ua ʻanoʻai ka pilialoha i waena o Hina me Kapepeʻekauila. Ma ka hopena o ke kaʻao, Hoʻopakele ʻia akula ʻo Hina e kāna mau keiki, a pau ʻo Hāʻupu, ʻoiai ʻaʻole kākou ʻike i ka hopena o Kapepeʻekauila. ʻO kēia ke keaka mele ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ʻekolu o nā Hōʻike i hoʻomaka ʻia ai ma ka makahiki 2004. ʻO kēia ka hōʻike mua loa i hōʻike ʻia ma waho o ke kula o Kamehameha Hawaiʻi. Ma hope o ka hōʻikeʻike ʻana i kēia keaka mele i kēlā wahi kēia wahi a puni ʻo Keawe, ua hōʻike ʻia ʻo Hāʻupu ma ʻEulopa i ʻEkinapolo, Sekotia no ka mawawa mua loa ma ka Festival Fringe.
Kamehameha High School, Hawaiʻi Campus - Hāʻupu is an opera based on the legend of Hina and her son Kana. Hina, an aliʻi from Hilo, is kidnapped by Kapepeʻekauila, a rogue aliʻi from the island of Molokaʻi. In retaliation for this outrageous kidnapping, Hina's sons, Kana and Niheu mount an attack on Kapepeʻekauila's fortress at Hāʻupu on the north shore of Molokaʻi. While this daring rescue is being conceived and carried out, the unexpected happens: Hina begins to fall in love with her captor, Kapepeʻekauila. In the end, Hina is saved by her sons and Kapepeʻekauila is vanquished, although we never know the true fate of Hina's love for the Molokaʻi aliʻi. This opera was the third ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi opera in the Hōʻike series, which began in 2004. It was also the first ever hōʻike to be produced outside the school venue. After touring various spots on the island, Hāʻupu had its European premiere in Edinburgh, Scotland at the annual Festival Fringe in August 2016.
He Hana Keaka leʻaleʻa no nā Kamaliʻi:
Pukana lā i ke kakahiaka nanea, akā, Auē! Ua nalowale ko Māmā lei, a holo aku ka ʻīlio!
E kōkua i nā hāmeʻe e ʻimi a loaʻa ko lākou mea aloha.
Na Justina Taft Mattos i Kākau Moʻolelo
Na Jace Saplan i Haku Mele
Nā Mea Hana Keaka:
Kaitaro Tamashiro (ʻElelū), ʻĀnela Hoke (Manu), Trey Saunders (Pōpoki),
Kūmele Tiogangco (ʻĪlio), Kaiulu Tiogangco (Keiki), Kaniuloa Ohia (Kamahine),
Kalamakū Freitas (Kaipo), Lilinoe Kauahikaua (Māmā), Betty Jo Lewis (Pūnua)
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo - A theatre piece for young children:
It is a lovely morning, but, alas, Mother has lost her lei and the dog is skittering about!
The audience will have to help the characters find the objects of their affection.
“Aloha kākou: Ua makemake au e kākau aku me ka hoʻomaikaʻi no ka maikaʻi o ka hana keaka ʻo
Kakahiaka. Ua lawe au i kaʻu keiki (5 ona makahiki) a nui kona ʻakaʻaka a minoʻaka hoʻi. Ua komo ka
hoihoi i loko ona no kēia hana keaka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi no nā kamaliʻi! Eia hou, ua lawe pū au i kaʻu
kaikamahine a me kaʻu mau ʻohana keiki (he mau keiki kula waena lākou) a ua nui ko lākou makemake
kekahi! ʻAʻole i lawa ka nui o nā hana keaka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi no kā kākou mau keiki ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!
He mea maikaʻi ka hana keaka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi no ka hoʻokuluma ʻia ʻana o ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. Mahalo.”
--Kuulei Kanahele, Lecturer, Hawaii Community College
Catch a glimpse of the two-day festival in this five minute video!