Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday Hula


 Let's look in on the Prince Lot Hula Festival

" Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance,
which expresses all we see,
smell, taste, touch, feel,
and experience.
It is joy, sorrow, courage, and fear. "

"Have you ever heard 
the earth breathe? "

Kate Chopin


  Moanalua Gardens 
is a place long associated with Hawaiian history.
This great Monkey Pod tree 
is known to be over 100 years old. 

During the 1850s, King Kamehameha V
had a Summer cottage in the valley.

 Here, away from the prying eyes
of Honolulu Town, the court could enjoy
hula, chant, the Hawaiian language,
and the other traditions that outsiders
were trying to eradicate.

Lovely Hula Maidens

  "He lei poina ‘ole ke keiki "

' A lei never forgotten
is the beloved child  '

This Hula Mound
is an important place to devotees of the tradition.

" I cannot help feeling that the chief end of this meeting is plantation profits,
and the prosperity of the country,
the demands of society,
the future of the Hawaiian race
only comes secondarily if at all. "


" A'a i ka hula, waiho i ka maka'u i ka hale "
 Hawaiian Saying
' Dare to dance, 
leave shame at home.'

'KALO' is better known as 'TARO'
the staple food of Hawaiians

"Tell me what you eat,
and I shall tell you what you are."
Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The stone Poi Pounder, the Kalo Board, 
and the Bowl: THIS is Hawaii !
Note the plastic glove

" There is no love sincerer
than the love of food."
George Bernard Shaw

Bringing Home the Kalo
Wrapped in a Traditional Ti Leaf Package. 

" We may find in the long run
that tinned food is a deadlier weapon
than the machine-gun. "
George Orwell

Below is a snippet of Hula and Chant
for you to experience.  Mahalo for Visiting! cloudia