Kakahiaka

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.

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Anecdote

“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