Kumu hula Edith K. Kanākaʻole (aka Aunty Edith), composed this oli (chant) for her hula Hālau O Kekuhi. The chant is performed to request knowledge and wisdom from the ancestral deities to accomplish the task at hand.
Listen to a traditional version by Kumu John Keolamakaʻainana
Listen to a modern version by Noelani Love
Today, this oli is commonly used at the start of an event or small gathering to focus a group's energies and ultimately carry out the kuleana (responsibility) they have undertaken.
I learned this oli from the kia'i gathered to protect Maunakea and made this little card as a gift for those who'd like to learn it.
I gift cards when I'm out and about promoting loving kindness and through my social activism work. It's my contribution and kuleana to make the world a better place - one card at a time. If you're unable to get a free card via one of my outreach groups I'll be happy to send you one. You're not only cheering up your life and the life of others, you're also supporting the Postal Service.
Please kōkua write me a note and tell me:
How are you making the world a better place today?
I may publish your note
Mail your note
with a S.A.S.E. to:
Big Island Love
"E HŌ MAI"
530 Ainako Ave.
Hilo HI 96720