Pua Hilo book launch

Publications

All Hawaiian cultural and educational materials are created and/or published by EKF to heighten indigenous Hawaiian cultural awareness.

 

 

HA‘AKU‘I PELE I HAWAI‘I (CD)

by Edith Kanaka‘ole 1979

Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner for Best Traditional Hawaiian Album.  Not available through EKF. Currently owned by Hula Records.

 

HOLO MAI PELE  (BOOK)

by Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele

The epic saga expressed in hula of Pelehonuamea, goddess of the volcano, and her youngest and favorite sister, Hi‘iakaikapoliopele. It is also the story of a family and their responsibility to the land around them.

 

HI‘IAKA I KA POLI O PELE (CD)

by Hālau o Kekuhi

To listen to the myth of Pele and Hi‘iaka is to open your spirit to the secret of eternality, to resurrect ancestral memories and connections, and to engage them toward the betterment of our earthly life. The myth of Pele and Hi‘iaka was not intended to be read; rather, it was meant to be told, transmitted from generation to generation through storytelling, chanting, dancing, healing, and day-to-day living in a sacred environment.

 

HI‘IPOI I KA ‘AINA ALOHA (CD)

by Edith Kanaka‘ole

1980 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner for Best Traditional Hawaiian Album. Not available through EKF. Currently owned by Hula Records.

 

KA HONUA OLA (BOOK)

by Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele

A collection of 25 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.

 

PELE & HIʻIAKA – A MYTH FROM HAWAIʻI (BOOK)

by Nathaniel B. Emerson

This is the epic story of Pele and Hi‘iaka, “…a documentation of a mythic journey toward the sacred interior of the Hawaiian psyche, of a people dwelling on sacred ground, and of a journey toward the recovery of the sacred inherent in every individual.”

 

PUKA KAMA‘EHU – AN ISLAND IS BORN (CD)

by Hālau o Kekuhi

The island child of Haumea (earth) and Kanaloa (sea) is born. Kama‘ehu, the red island child, rises from the deep in the ocean floor.

 

ULU MAU (instructional support CD)

by Ku‘ulei Higashi Kanahele

Ulu Mau is a supplemental native Hawaiian plant guide created for the Ma‘iola Indigenous Health Curriculum investigating the pharmaceutical uses of native Hawaiian flora.

 

UNWRITTEN LITERATURE (BOOK)

by Nathaniel B. Emerson

Unwrittern Literature possesses the timeless, unlimited depths and imageries of the hula tradition. Wrapped within Unwritten Literature is a bounty of life experiences, from amorous indulgences of the singing psalmists, including genealogies, reasons for exalting the chiefs, lessons of living in this land, descriptions of the characteristics and uses of flora and fauna, relationships of the living and the dead, and births and deaths of creatures of the earth.

 

UWŌLANI (CD)

by Hālau o Kekuhi

A 28-page CD booklet provides Hawaiian lyrics and English translations along with powerful imagery. 1999 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner for Haku Mele (best composition in the Hawaiian language) and Best Hawaiian Language Performance. Honolulu Star-Bulletin review

 

 

FUTURE PUBLICATIONS

    • KŪ MĀKOU
      by Ku‘ulei Higashi Kanahele

 

    • HAKI KINO
      by Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō