*FOR THOSE IN HAWAII – Our friend Sam ‘Ohukani’ohi’a Gon III and other s, will be conducting chant classes – please read below for further information!
The halau of Kumu John Keolamakaainana Lake and the chanters
Na Wa’a Lalani Kahuna o Pu’u Kohola are starting up classes in traditional Hawaiian chant. If you are interested in learning a repertoire of chants associated with meaningful protocols of today, but grounded in deep tradition, come sit in halau classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Center for Hawaiian Studies, room 101 (small media auditorium). Advanced students on Tuesdays, 7:30PM – 9PM, Beginning students Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30PM. Previous oli and olelo training required for Tuesday advanced class. Interest in learning a repertoire of a dozen fundamental chants is all you need for the Beginning class on Tuesday.
Your kumu will be Kahuna Pule Sam ‘Ohukani’ohi’a Gon III, Kakalaleo, uniki hu’elepo 2003 under Kumu John Lake. Convey your interest in attending via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know Hawaiians who want to learn more about the ancient protocols and repertory of chant, encourage them to attend! We need more kanaka with oli skills and a solid foundation with their ‘aumakua and the kini akua, ea?
E mai, hele mai, ua ao ka hale nei.