Native Hawaiian Music (Spotify)
Aloha Kakou and Malama Pono for choosing Olelo Hawaii on Duolingo. My name is Maryann, from California, and I'm seventeen. I am Native Hawaiian by blood, but I am considered a Mainland Islander (born in the states; raised Hawaiian). Don't hate, housing is expensive in Hilo. I wish to preserve Kanaka Maoli culture in the future by enrolling in UH. But for now, i'm hooking everyone up with some local and native Hawaiian music. All my playlists can be accessed through Spotify and is completely free, that is, unless you prefer to purchase the ad free version (spotify premium).
Spotify Username: ( bettabewithsesheta )
The Hawaiian Language shouldn't be learned just because you visit the islands every summer vacation, people should try to connect with the culture of the language. Get to know the importance of a song or chant, understand that each one contributes to Native Hawaiian history.
- Hawai'i Nei (Olelo Hawaii) This playlist provides most of the songs i would hear on the radio as i sat in my tutu and kuku mans (tutu kane) kitchen. Generally, i'm helping them cook a purple potato stew or preparing a peach ice cake (my favorite). I even found the exact model of the radio to remind me of them. This is where you'll find original, authentic hawaiian style music. It isn't the stuff of white sandy beaches or waikiki melodies. Highly respected musicians and Kumu Hula's together like Edith Kanakaole, Mahu Mark Kealii, Amy Hanaialii, Willie K, Gabby Pahinui, George Kahumoku, reside in this playlist to capture places where Hawaiian didn't use to have roads. It is a playlist where my imagination goes to when the hawaiian language was a little more popularly spoken.
I have plenty more playlists, but for now i hope this one gives you glimpses into what Hawaii looks and looked like.
A Hui Ho! Take Care
Do people not consider Mark Keali'i a record keeper of Hula Kahiko, Auana, Olelo Hawaii? Has he not delivered himself as a teacher of the Hawaiian culture? Does he not deliver both feminine and masculine charm to the art of Song and Chant, Dance? A Mahu is a person who is someone who embody both masculine and feminine characteristics and traits. They are best recorded in history as Kumu Hula's, caretakers, historians. Therefore, I consider Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu both a Mahu and a Kumu. As a sidenote i would like to thank you anty Mojave for challenging my knowledge in the respect we give our Kumu's.
Mahalo for your reply. I don't know your manaʻo re: mele,oli or hula and I certainly can't answer your question re: what anyone else considers Kumu Mark. I personally wouldn't attach an identity, such as Mahu to anyone unless they self identified...especially a kupuna. A hui hou... P.S. Mahalo for elevating me to "Aunty" status.