Presented by Nā ʻŌiwi NYC. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Arts in a Changing America.
Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, in collaboration with Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Arts in a Changing America proudly present a Hawaiian chant and hula workshop by Pualani Case. Pualani Case is a kumu hula, a teacher of Hawaiian chant and dance, who has dedicated her life to the protection and preservation of sacred places like Mauna Kea. She is an integral leader in Pacific island voyaging protocol ceremonies for groups like Nā Kālaiwaʻa, Moku o Keawe Makaliʻi Voyaging Canoe, and especially Hōkūleʻa.
The Hōkūleʻa is a voyaging canoe built and navigated entirely in the style of the native Oceanic people. It’s currently on a three-year voyage around the world, spreading a message of international cooperation, bridging the modern and the traditional, and advocating for our cultural and environmental resources. On June 5, 2016, it plans to dock in New York City.
In honor of Hōkūleʻa’s arrival in New York City, Pualani will be sharing and teaching Hawaiian chants and dances that reawaken and perpetuate the relationship between Mauna Kea and the ocean. Come and learn how the ocean came from the mountain and how Hōkūleʻa’s mission, “Mālama Honua,” is important for us all.
Space is very limited. RSVP required.
This event is being hosted in conjunction with the June 5 arrival of the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a to New York City—Lenape Territory—as a part of its worldwide voyage called Mālama Honua (to care for our earth). Learn more about the worldwide voyage and related NYC programs and events.