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Hula Kahiko & Auana: Hawaiian Music & Dance, by Christina Nguyen. What is hula dancing?. A form of dance developed in the Hawaiian islands, accompanied by song or chant The movements of the body and hands translate or reflect the meaning of the song

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what is hula dancing
What is hula dancing?
  • A form of dance developed in the Hawaiian islands, accompanied by song or chant
  • The movements of the body and hands translate or reflect the meaning of the song
  • There are two main categories of hula dancing: Kahiko and Auana
history of hula
History of Hula
  • Some legends say that Laka, goddess of the hula, gave birth to the dance on the island of Moloka‘i.
  • In the early 1800s, American Protestant missionaries banned the hula as a heathen dance.
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History of Hula, cont.

  • In the late 1800s, King David Kalakaua bought back the traditional arts of Hawaii.
  • Today, Hawaii holds annual hula competitions and festivals to preserve and celebrate Hawaiian culture and dance. The most distinguished is the Merrie Monarch festival, held in memory of King Kalakaua.
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Hula Kahiko Music Clips, Images

  • Kahiko Wahine (Women) Chant
  • Kahiko Kane (Men) Chant
hula kahiko
Hula Kahiko
  • Kahiko is an ancient hula
  • It is often accompanied by mele (chanting) and the pahu (traditional drum)‏
  • Hawaiians used Kahiko dance to pass down stories and history accurately since there was no written language
    • Stories spoke of powerful figures or events, mythology and creation.
kahiko instruments
Kahiko Instruments

Pahu

  • Shark-skin covered wooden drum, often made from coconut log or breadfruit wood
  • Instrument is either played with the fingertips of the palms of the hand
  • Drums gives off a deep tone
  • Often used to accommodate Kahiko hula
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Ipu
  • This hollowed-up single or double gourd drum helps in keeping a steady beat to the hula.
  • It is used by slapping the drum with the hands (pa’i) and fingers and stamping on the ground or on a mat (ku).
auana hula
Auana Hula
  • Modern hula, influenced by Western culture
    • Slack key guitar and ukulele are used rather than the Pahu
    • Music followed a more melodic harmony
  • In comparison to Kahiko’s more brisk and fast-paced movements, Auana is slower and more graceful
  • Auana is mainly used for entertainment
  • Movements are also used to tell a story
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Hula Auana Sound Clips

Hula Auana

Hula Auana: Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Plants of the Sea)‏

ukulele
Ukulele

Ukulele sound clip

  • Adapted from early European influences
  • Comes from the guitar family with four strings
  • Mainly made from local Hawaiian wood, Koa
  • There are 4 different types of ukulele: soprano, concert, tenor and baritone
popular hula implements
Popular Hula Implements

‘Uli ‘uli: feathered gourd rattles. Shaken at the wrist in a brisk back & forth motion

Pu’ili: split bamboo sticks. Sticks are hit together or against the body (shoulders) to create sound & rhythm.

review
Review
  • What is the difference between hula Kahiko and hula Auana?
    • In sound?
    • In dancing style?
  • What is purpose for hula in Hawaiian culture?
  • Name the instruments and implements used in hula Auana and Kahiko.