Ka Honua Ola: ‘Eli‘eli Kau Mai / The Living Earth: Descend, Deepen the Revelation


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By Pualani Kanakaole Kanahele

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 skillful 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, or earth, which our ancestors and we honor as the Pele family of living deities.” —Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor

“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

Hardcover. 2011. 6 x 9". 180 pp.