Monday, May 7, 2012

Kanaka`ole Gold

A  L  O  H  A !


"He `olina leo ka ke aloha."

Love speaks
 in a gentle 
and joyous voice.

Hawaiian Wisdom 
















'Gold Tree'

“We are all connected
 to everyone and everything
in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does
 as an individual
affects the whole.
All thoughts, words,
 images, prayers,
blessings,
 and deeds
 are listened to
 by all that is.”

 Serge Kahili King








Huna Principles.

  "  The world 
is what you think it is
 
    There are no limits
 
    Energy flows
 where attention goes
 
    Now 
is the moment of power
 
    To love
 is to be happy with
 
    All power
 comes from 
within
 
    Effectiveness
 is the measure of truth. "
via  Serge Kahili King



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The Kanaka`ole Ohana
(Family)
are not only the curators
of a great cultural treasure,
they ARE the treasure;
They live it,
live IN it,
and work with it
practically
in their daily life-
The Treasure
constitutes
 their most
significant 
Life Work
on many levels.

The treasure
is the ancient chant
and oral wisdom
of Hawaii.

Their name may ring familiar
to lovers of Hula & Chant.
Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium
in Hilo Hawaii
is the annual site
of the Merrie Monarch Festival,
where Hula & Chant
are celebrated
by dancers
and devotees
from all over
the islands,
all over the 
World.

The late Edith Kanaka'ole is considered
 one of the most influential 
Kumu Hula 
[source/teacher of Hula]
of the 20tht century.

Today, 
her family preserves, studies,
 and teaches
authentic language and chants,
 devoting much time
 and scholarship 
to the study of old texts
preserved in the Bishop Museum
 and other resources.

  Granddaughter  Kekuhi Kanahele
 lives ably in two worlds.
She sings and chants in a fashion
 that many describe with word's like "primeval,"
 but she has also contributed
much valuable academic research.

Great grandchild
 Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole
[also known as "Sonny"]
is today's sensation.

Here is a fun, contemporary
outbreak of dancing
by Sonny
that conveys
the current state
of the lively art:



This is actually a "Part 1" post. 
 I saw Sonny with Tutu (Grandmother)
Pualania Kanaka`ole Kanahele, 
 and  mother Kekuhi Kanahele
speaking together under a tent
 at the Honolulu Books & Music
Festival on Saturday. 

The three of them pulled back the curtain
revealing some very juicy information
about the scientific, and metaphysical 
truths that they preserve and live
every day.



Watch for a future post
 about their very 'practical magic.'



Thanks for visiting!


                         Warmly, Cloudia

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post! Words and photos, all just beautiful, you truly live in a heavenly place,

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the Hawaiian wisdom!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Looking forward to part 2

Akelamalu said...

Lovely post Cloudia. x

John McElveen said...

Such a Spiritual Oasis!
Love

J

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Always a joy Cloudia, looking forward to more.

Charles Gramlich said...

Unfortunately, I rather hope the world isn't what I think it is. Not been a good week. Student whining has just gotten out of control.

Filip & Kristel said...

This is your best ever article in pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

RONW said...

how's the Ala Wai serpent? From the videos on the today's news, it appears to be around your part of the canal.

Marguerite said...

Beautiful photos and quotes! A lovely little glimpse of paradise.

cloudia charters said...

Glad this was not too specialized for you my friends so far from Hawaii.


thank YOU for your aloha that means so much to me-

Anonymous said...

what a treasure !

please have you all a good tuesday.


daily athens photo

Kay said...

The photos are amazing the your tribute is just so beautiful, Cloudia.

cloudia charters said...

thanks very much

The Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful as always. Thank you. I adore both the rainbow and the gold tree.

SandyCarlson said...

You have me thinking a good part of island culture is ocean culture. How I love the timeless impermanence.

cloudia charters said...

Timeless impermanence -Wow!

Such treasures you are to me. thanks friends

magiceye said...

fascinating

namaste /\ from mumbai
aloha!!

LadyFi said...

So lovely! That golden tree is gorgeous.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Beautiful photos Cloudia!!! Love the bright colors!!
xo
Jeanne

Bob Bushell said...

Those pictures are beautiful, especially the first two, superb.

Dave King said...

Love the quotes from my namesake - well, I would, wouldn't I?

cloudia charters said...

LOVE this comment garden today! Thanks each of YOU

Indrani said...

Thanks for the introduction to the family. Nice to know your world through your posts.
Lovely pictures.

cloudia charters said...

thank You Indrani