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Kūlana Kanaka: Mele Aloha

Kapalaiula de Silva

Kau Hāʻulelau 2022
Featuring: Manu Boyd, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Kūlana Kanaka is a video talk-story that invites guests to speak about our roles and responsibilities as kanaka ʻōiwi to ourselves, our ʻohana, our kaiāulu, and our lāhui.

In this episode, haku mele and KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd talks story with fellow composer and KS Cultural Resource and Advocate Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu about the role of mele in the lives of kānaka ʻōiwi, and its importance to our identity as a lāhui and as people of Moananuiākea. We also learn about some of the practices of haku mele (composers) and enjoy mele and hula that are special to our hosts.