Hawaiian Soul Movie

Hawaiian Soul Movie: George Helm Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai on his inspiration behind “Hawaiian Soul” George Helm gave birth to a new consciousness of Hawaiian Renaissance. The short film “Hawaiian Soul,” which won the Made in Hawai’i awards at the the 40th edition of the...

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...

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...

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,...

Hawaiian Makahiki Season

Hawaiian Makahiki Season The ancient Hawaiians split the year into two seasons. The first was called the Makahiki season which was a period of four lunar months and honored the god Lono. The second season lasted eight lunar months where rituals of Kū were practiced....

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Hawaiian Proverbs

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Hawaiian Proverbs With Aunty Dorinda ʻŌlelo Noʻeau are Hawaiian proverbs with focus on knowledge and wisdom of definition, and Hawaiian poetical sayings.  Aunty Dorinda is the Little Grass Shack’s Hawaiian treasure by enlightening us with weekly...