UH delegates present at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

June 28, 2013  |   |  Comments
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The University of Hawaiʻi is once again being featured in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. One of this year’s themes is “One World, Many Voices,” which highlights the preservation of indigenous languages.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival invited UH back this year to share how the university helped stop the demise of the Hawaiian language. Students, faculty and staff from UH Mānoa, UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College are sharing how language embodies culture, history, values and world views for centuries and into modern times. The UH exhibit features presentations, “talk stories” and demonstrations that cover taro pounding, Niʻihau shell making and non-instrument celestial navigation.

The festival continues through July 7 on the National Mall.

Read more about UH’s presence at the festival.

<p>University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.

<p>University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.

<p>Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Dean Maenette Benham among the appreciative audience enjoying the University of Hawaii performances.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Dean Maenette Benham among the appreciative audience enjoying the University of Hawaii performances.

<p>University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.

<p>Gary and Kihapai Krug's children share a song about their home.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Gary and Kihapai Krug's children share a song about their home.

<p>University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Professor Aaron Sala begins the group's presentation with a traditional welcoming chant.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Professor Aaron Sala begins the group's presentation with a traditional welcoming chant.

<p>University of Hawaii performers Aaron Sala, Gary Krug and Kihei Nahale-A and their ohana prepare to take the main stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The group will share Hawaiian hula, mele and oli.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

University of Hawaii performers Aaron Sala, Gary Krug and Kihei Nahale-A and their ohana prepare to take the main stage at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The group will share Hawaiian hula, mele and oli.

<p>Gary (Kalehua) Krug, University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Specialist, educates a Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitor on Hawaiian board games.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Gary (Kalehua) Krug, University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Specialist, educates a Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitor on Hawaiian board games.

<p>The University of Hawaii delegation coordinator Aaron Sala and his wife Makanani stop for a moment to enjoy the festivities at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

The University of Hawaii delegation coordinator Aaron Sala and his wife Makanani stop for a moment to enjoy the festivities at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

<p>Gary (Kalehua) Krug, University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Specialist, educates a Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitor on Hawaiian board games.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Gary (Kalehua) Krug, University of Hawaii at Manoa Assistant Specialist, educates a Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitor on Hawaiian board games.

<p>Last minute instructions from Kumu hula Snowbird Bento.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Last minute instructions from Kumu hula Snowbird Bento.

<p>Visitors learn about kalo, a staple of the Hawaiian diet at the University of Hawaii exhibit at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Visitors learn about kalo, a staple of the Hawaiian diet at the University of Hawaii exhibit at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

<p>Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitors try their hand at konane (Hawaiian checkers).</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitors try their hand at konane (Hawaiian checkers).

<p>Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitors try their hand at konane (Hawaiian checkers).</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitors try their hand at konane (Hawaiian checkers).

<p>University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.

<p>University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

University of Hawaii faculty and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.

<p>Puakea Nogelmeier, University of Hawaii at Manoa professor, leads a talk story session on the story of Hawaiian Immersion, the birth of the 'Aha Punana Leo and the successful struggle to save the Hawaiian language from extinction.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Puakea Nogelmeier, University of Hawaii at Manoa professor, leads a talk story session on the story of Hawaiian Immersion, the birth of the 'Aha Punana Leo and the successful struggle to save the Hawaiian language from extinction.

<p>Hawaii Community College Associate Professor Taupori Tangaro, wife Kekuhi Kanahele and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Hawaii Community College Associate Professor Taupori Tangaro, wife Kekuhi Kanahele and their ohana share Hawaiian oli and hula with Smithsonian Folklife Festival audiences.

<p>Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitors try their hand at konane (Hawaiian checkers).</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Smithsonian Folklife Festival visitors try their hand at konane (Hawaiian checkers).

<p>Puakea Nogelmeier, University of Hawaii at Manoa professor, leads a talk story session on the story of Hawaiian Immersion, the birth of the 'Aha Punana Leo and the successful struggle to save the Hawaiian language from extinction.</p>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

Puakea Nogelmeier, University of Hawaii at Manoa professor, leads a talk story session on the story of Hawaiian Immersion, the birth of the 'Aha Punana Leo and the successful struggle to save the Hawaiian language from extinction.

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