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Hānau ka Ua me ka Makani: Hawaiian Rain and Wind Names Presentation and Book Signing at ‘Imiloa

by Brea Aamoth on March 14th, 2016

Join us on as we journey across the Hawaiian Islands through hula, mele and mo’olelo to explore the rains and winds of the land with authors Collette Leimomi Akana and Kiele Gonzalez. Their recent publication, Hānau ka Ua, is the fullest record of Hawaiian rain names and lore to date, drawing on oral tradition and literature, including approximately three hundred ‘ōlelo Hawai’i primary sources from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries containing chants, songs, laments and narratives. Book-signing to follow, as well as a hula workshop by Akana, who is chum hula of Hālau Hula o Nā Momi Makamae.

The presentation and book signing will be the opening event at ‘Imiloa’s Merrie Monarch cultural enrichment programs on Wednesday, March 30 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Pre-sale general admission tickets to this session are $10 ($8 for members) and $15 the day of the event. This event is part of the 3-day cultural enrichment programs at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center that run from March 30 – April 1. For full event details click here.

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