By: Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele, PhD
Date of Publication: 2011
Size: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.0
Ka Honua Ola is a collection of twenty-five chants from the epic tale of Pele and Hi‘iaka. These mele reveal the richness of Hawaiian genealogy, migration, poetry and hula. Through skillfull interpretations and ancestral memory, Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele summons ancient wisdom and renews our profound connection to the living earth.
"The voices of our ancestors reverberate through the brilliant insights of our foremost keeper of Hawaiian cultural knowledge. A timely reminder to respect and preserve the natural energy of the honua, on earth, which our ancestor and we honor as the Pele family of living deities." - Devianna Pomaika‘i Mc Gregor
"An invitation to understand the intimate relationship between Native Hawaiians and the volcanic landscape of these islands. Aunty Pua is a gifted storyteller." - Jim Kauahikaua
About the Author:
Dr. Kanahele was born in Keaukaha, Hawai‘i and is of pure Hawaiian descent. She's also a kumu hula or a master hula teacher, accomplished writer, researcher, educator, stage and film director, community leader and a public speaker