OLD STYLE HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND TRADITIONS.
It is in honor of those who came before us. It is not the popular Hawaiian music of today. Lono’s songs are of Molokai’s sacred sights, history, animal traditions, it’s winds of the different districts, it’s high chiefs, the children, the paniolo’s (cowboys) and the people of Moloka’i. “It is but a fleeting glimpse for us to see the things our ancestors had to encounter and overcome to leave us the paradise we live in today.” Lono will be teaching true Hawaiian ukulele traditions and pack the music with stories (mo’olelo) of Molokai’s past from 600 AD, to the present. Lono and his friends will also do an ancient presentation of Moloka’i hula that is made up of 3 dances and their stories.
“Hui O Mele Nei” is a hula group that dances with Lono that will be performing and teaching a wide range of dances.
Uncle Pilipo will teach us about Molokai and Aloha with a Poi demonstration, Kava ceremony and historical exploration of Halawa valley.