HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN JEWELRY
What is one things that impacts us all the same? Weather. So how did ancient Hawaiians survive in a time with no technology or modern resources to keep them safe from incoming weather?
Hawaiian practitioner and educator Kalei Nuʻuhiwa spends the day with us to share knowledge on the Hawaiian perspective to our island weather. For sure, this will be a conversation you will want to listen to.
Episode 103: PROJECT KULEANA - HAWAIIAN MUSIC/MUSIC PRODUCTION
In this episode, we talk about the Hawaiian music.
Project Kuleana, a community organization that creates Hawaiian music videos and works with Keiki (children) to help produce these music videos around Mele Hawaiʻi, or Hawaiian music.
Aside from the final product, the journey of research, production and editing can teach a lot to children about not just the industry of media, but the importance of Hawaiian music.
For our premier episode, we are so honored to have the chance to sit down with world renown Kealiʻi Reichel to talk about his story of hula, music and other cultural arts.
Big mahalo to Aliʻi Kula Lavender Farm on the island of Maui for allowing us to utilize your ʻāīna for our backdrop for this pilot episode.
Aloha Authentic is a show celebrating Hawaiian culture. Through conversations with local artisans, cultural practitioners, kūpuna and community members, we all learn more about Hawaiʻi, our native culture and unique lifestyle.
2020 has been a troubling year for all. Many events have cancelled their in-person events and turned virtual. For 73 years, Aloha Festivals have been sharing the traditions of Hawaiʻi through many events. But this year, everything was cancelled.
Aloha Festivals is one of the longest running cultural events in Hawaiʻi. There is so much history to be told, so we wanted to use this episode to help capture the story of Aloha Festivals.
Episode 101: KEALIʻI REICHEL -
HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND ARTS
Episode 102: DALANI TANAHY -
ART OF KAPA MAKING
Watch our Sizzle Reel with the legendary Auntie Kuʻuipo Kumukahi
HAWAIIAN MONARCHS AND THEIR LEGACIES
Many women throughout Hawai'i wear a Hawaiian bracelet. But did you know that what is known as "Hawaiian Jewelry" actually derives from our ali'i? Queen Kapi'olani and Princess Lili'uokalani to be exact.
We speak with Royal Hawaiian Heritage Jewelry, along with Native Hawaiian artisan Tara Gumapac, to learn the origins of Hawaiian jewelry and where we see it evolving to in the coming future. Mahalo to Haʻikū Garden for allowing us to showcase your venue.
In this episode, we talk everything Kapa! Kapa is traditional Hawaiian barkcloth that served many purposes, from clothing to blankets to wraps and much more.
You will definitely walk away from this episode knowing more about traditional Hawaiian culture.
ALOHA ʻĀINA & SUSTAINABILITY
As we learn about Hawaiʻi's culture and history, there are names of ruling monarchs that come up a lot. Therefore, we want to take this episode to talk about the Hawaiian Aliʻi who established and ruled the Hawaiian Kingdom.
In this episode, we speak with organizations that either are legacies established my previous Hawaiian monarchs or carry their name, including the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Kamehameha Schools, and the Prince Lot Hula Festival.
Episode 104: ʻIOLANI PALACE
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As we start the new year, we want to start off on a note of respect and Aloha for one another. So this was a great topic of discussion for the first month of 2021.
In this episode, we sit down with Hawaii community members Kumu Hina and Lina Robins-Tamure to talk about the true meaning of Māhū. We learn the cultural perspective of homosexuality in Hawaiʻi, hear powerful stories of acceptance, and answering user-submitted questions from social media.
We all are dealing with this pandemic across the globe. Being on an island, the most isolated group of islands on the planet, its vital that we are able to be self-sustainable. Threats of our imports being cut-off has been amplified during this pandemic, so how can we start our journey in being sustainable?
Be sure to watch this episode with special guests Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer and Chef Mark Noguchi. We sit down to talk about the concept of Aloha ʻĀina, loving the land, and living off the land.
At the beginning of every show, we mention that Tūtū would always say that no negativity is spoken at the dinner table when the bowl of Poi is open. Why?
In our season finale episode, we sit down with Kalo farmers to talk about the kuleana (responsibility/privilege) Hawaiʻi has to our staple crop...Kalo. As we all have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that Hawaiʻi and our island communities have food security? How can we achieve this?
This is a very special episode as we step inside the regal and historic ʻIolani Palace, the royal palace of our last monarchs of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
This amazing building has stood the test of time and change of Hawaiʻi and still remains. Why is it important that we continue to support this palace? Why should Native Hawaiians, residents of Hawaiʻi AND tourists alike visit this palace?
All that AND MORE, including a special performance of a Queen Liliʻuokalani composition, is coming up on Aloha Authentic.
MĀHŪ - A CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
Episode 112: KALO -
THE STAPLE TO HAWAIʻI
HAWAIIAN KNOWLEDGE OF WEATHER
COVID-19 has made 2020 a struggle for everyone. But despite the negative impacts, there are some positives. For example, especially living in Hawai'i, it is important that we are not so reliant on imports and learn how to be more self-sustainable.
In ancient Hawai'i, fishponds were a common sight. Today, there are fishponds that remain and even some that continue to be productive. We visit a few fishponds on O'ahu to learn more.