‘Ono Kaukau: Spam Musubi

‘Ono Kaukau: Spam Musubi Spam Musubi Derived from Japanese onigiri omusubi or rice balls, Spam Musubi has become one of the most popular foods throughout Hawai’i and now even on the mainland. The savory block of rice & Spam wrapped in nori was created...

Gabby Pops Pahinui

Gabby Pops Pahinui Gabby “Pops” Pahinui April 22, 1921 – October 13, 1980 The late Gabby “Pops” Pahinui is one of the great masters of Hawaiian vocal, slack key and steel guitar music. A forefather of traditional modern day Hawaiian...

Hawaiian Hula Dance

Hawaiian Hula Dance Hula is the storytelling dance of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s people. Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant or song (oli or mele). It was developed by Kanaka Ma’oli, indigenous Polynesian settlers of the Hawaiian Islands. Hula...

Dennis Pavao Hawaiian Falsetto

Dennis Pavao, Master of Hawaiian Falsetto Dennis Pavao was born in Kalapana Hawaii in July 1951. He was one of several Hawaiian musicians who, during the 1970s, led a Hawaiian music renaissance, reviving Hawaiian music, especially “ka leo...

Ahupua’a, Hawai’i Land Division

Ahupua’a, Hawai’i Land Division video by Kumukahi Learn more about ahupua’a from HawaiiHistory.org Ahupua’a is a Hawaiian term for a large traditional socioeconomic, geologic, and climatic subdivision or section of land. An ahupua’a...

ʻŌlelo – Hawaiian Word

ʻŌlelo – Hawaiian Word Hawaiian Word of the day: Ka Hua ‘Ōlelo O Ka Lā: ʻŌlelo – language, speech, word, quotation, statement, term; In observance of February Hawaiian Language...

ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Legend

ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Legend This Hawaiian Legend explains how the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Tree & Flower Blossom got their names. The story takes place in the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Pele, Goddess of Volcanoes & Fire was deeply attracted to a strong,...

Aloha – Hawaiian Word

Aloha Little Grass Shack Hua ‘Olelo o ka Lā, the Hawaiian Word of the day: Aloha: love, affection, compassion, greeting, regards, hello, goodbye,...

Mamo Clark Hawaiian Born Actress

Mamo Keaokalani Clark: Hawaiian-born actress Mamo Clark, was born on December 6, 1914 in Honolulu, Hawaii (other resources claim Maui) to father Joseph Kealakaimana Clark & mother Evelina Mahoe Clark. Her mother past away that same year. Mamo’s father got...