Jointly sponsored by the Kauai Historical Society and the Kauai Museum, Kumu Makanani, a scholar and teacher, will give the audience an appetizing look into the concepts of creation, evolution, the unity of everything, and other universal concepts that native Hawaiians studied and gathered into the Kumulipo chant. Within the chant are elements such as dualism, spirituality, numerology, politics, and history. Representations of Kauai and all the islands are also in the Kumulipo. A single talk barely scratches the surface, but Kawika hopes to entice his listeners into further study.
Mr. Makanani was raised on Kauai with his ohana and six generations before. He shares his knowledge whenever he can to carry out his kuleana or responsibility to share his history and culture. Free admission: donations to Kauai Historical Society and Kauai Museum gratefully accepted. Call Historical Society at 808-245-3373.
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Lihue, HI 96766
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Telephone: (808) 245-3373
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Note: The Hawaiian language uses two special diacritical marks. The kahako (‘macron’ consisting of a horizontal line over the vowel) lengthens the pronunciation of the vowel on which it is placed. The ‘okina (glottal stop, or hamza) signifies a clean break between two vowels. As precise Hawaiian spellings have no counterpart in HTML, we have taken liberties with the Hawaiian diacritical marks to enable the maximum number of users to enjoy the site. The single open quote (‘) will be used for the ‘okina, and the macron will not be used. For those who want more information on the Hawaiian alphabet, language and pronunciation, visit this site or call the Kaua‘i Historical Society for more information.