Kahiko or in Auana Categories
These workshops offer oral programs with emphasis on history, religion, protocols, language, poetry, medicinal, entertainment, and other non-dance categories which may apply and must have relative value to the Hula.
Oli is the chanting of using only the voice to convey note-worthy occasions and to express the emotions and feelings of signs and revelations. It is normally taught within a three (3) pitch stanza or pitch range. Styles of oli are various.
Hawaiian language workshops
The Hawaiian language is the “essence” and the “soul” of the Hawaiian people.
The native tongue is rich with poetic nuances and fluid communication in the spoken “word.” The Hawaiian language is rich in words spoken of places, things, events, and people. It is the gate-way to all understanding.
This is where one can learn about the musical interpretations and accompaniment to the hula by learning the history of Hawaiian music and adapting to today’s life style with the hula. Learn 'ukulele and other modern instruments commonly used in the basic Hawaiian trio format. Learn local styles of music, theory and writing to apply to your music or hula.