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Experience Hawaiian language, music and culture at UH Manoa's Andrews Amphitheater

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cindy Knapman, (808) 956-7410
Communications Leader, Sea Grant College Program
Posted: Feb 16, 2018

A Ho'olaule'a of Knowledges
A Ho'olaule'a of Knowledges

On Friday, February 23, world-renowned experts in indigenous language and knowledge will convene at UH Mānoa’s Andrews Amphitheater for an evening of Hawaiian language, knowledge, mele and hula.  

In honor of Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Language Month, A Hoʻolauleʻa of Knowledges will bring together Sir Tīmoti Kāretu, a preeminent scholar of language and cultural revitalization for his native Māori, with a panel of remarkable Pacific Island scholars. Sir Tīmoti’s inspirational keynote address will provide the framework on how we position and value our unique culture and resources, and the panelists will connect his vision to communities in Hawai‘i.  

The expert panel includes:

  • Papaliʻi Tusi Avegalio, director of the UH Mānoa Pacific Business Center Program
  • Kaliko Baker, assistant professor with the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
  • Kalehua Krug, educational specialist with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education
  • Kalei Nuʻuhiwa, Papakū Makawalu researcher with the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation

Following the panel discussion, award-winning musicians Robert Cazimero and hālau hula Na Kamalei, Aaron Salā, Snowbird Bento and Kūpaoa will present new mele together with classic favorites. As they perform, the artists will share the meaning and stories behind these pieces.

The event also marks the launch of Hawai‘i Sea Grant’s Center of Excellence for Integrated Science, Knowledge and Culture. This partnership closely links Hawai‘i Sea Grant with many other schools and departments throughout the university, including the Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation, to learn from, utilize and perpetuate cultural knowledge and heritage to better inform current scientific research.

The event is free and open to the public, and tickets can be downloaded through Food vendors will be available.

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