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Hawaiian News: Aha Haku Mele

Keala Chock Keala Chock
Kainani Kahaunaele Kainani Kahaunaele

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The music industry has exploded over the years, and there are popular entertainers achieving great success. There are those however that hold to the idea that true music, is poetry put to song. Amy Kalili has more.

Aloha mai kâkou. ʻO ka haku mele ʻoi loa, he mea e wali iâ ia ka ʻôlelo a haʻi moʻolelo ma o ia ʻôlelo.

We see here how skilled songwriters have a great language skills.

Ua hui aku nei nâ hakumele ma ka lua o nâ ʻaha hoʻouiʻike ʻo MELE Songwriters nô hoʻi.

Songwriters gathered for the second annual MELE Songwriters Workshop.

It's to create opportunities for people to become more educated about songwriting as a ways to help, hopefully, increase the quality music from Hawaiʻi.

Keʻala Chock

Coordinator, MELE Songwriters Workshop

He mea e piʻi ai ka ʻike haku mele a me ka ʻoi kelakela o ka puolo o ko Hawaiʻi.

A ʻoiai, ma Hawaiʻi nei nô, ua nânâ kikoʻî ʻia ka haku mele Hawaiʻi ʻana.

And of course, Hawaiian composition was a feature of the workshop.

E like me ka mâkaukau o ke kanaka ma ka ʻôlelo, pçlâ hoʻi ka mâkaukau o kâna mau mele e haku ana.

Hakumele & Mea Puolo Hawaiʻi

Fluency is the foundation for compostion.

Ma o ka ʻôlelo nô e ahuwale mai ai nâ ʻano manaʻo like ʻole o ke mele, keu aku ia mea ʻo ke kaona nô hoʻi.

True understanding of the language unlocks the song's deeper meaning.

Hiki iaʻu ke manaʻo, "oh me kçia paha ka manaʻo o ke kaona." ʻAʻole naʻe pçlâ ka manaʻo o ka haku mele. No laila e hoʻi ana kâkou i kçlâ manaʻo o ka mâkaukau ma ka ʻôlelo.

(kainani)

These deeper meanings can be interpreted differently and so this goes back to the level of skill in the language.

Ke ʻume ʻia ke kanaka ma o ke mele Hawaiʻi nô hoʻi, hiki nô ke hôʻike ʻia ka manaʻo o ka Hawaiʻi.

(Kainani)

When one is drawn to Hawaiian music, they gain a true understanding of Hawaiʻi.

A ua mâlama pû ʻia nô he pôʻaiapili e ʻume ʻia ai a nanea hoʻi nâ kânaka i nâ mele Hawaiʻi nahenahe nô.

And this was also a venue to experience some of this beautiful Hawaiian music.

Inâ ʻakahi a aʻo, inâ lôʻihi ka hîmeni ʻana i nâ mele akâ ʻaʻole maopopo pehea e walaʻau ai, ma ke mele hoʻi e aʻo ai i ka ʻôlelo, e aʻo ai i ka haku mele, a e aʻo ai i ke kuana ʻike Hawaiʻi nô hoʻi.

(Kainani)

Amateur and expert musicians alike can learn Hawaiian language, composition, and perspective all through music.

ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiiNewsNow. Aloha.

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