Join us for another Talk Story: Monday Moments with the Daughters–a virtual gathering typically held on the last Monday of every month. It’s a time to catch up with one another, explore an interesting topic, and learn more about what makes our organization special and unique!
In Case You Missed It
The History of the Hawaiian Tradition of Pā‘ū
The image of a pāʻū rider has evolved into a graceful, regal horseback rider with elegant layers of luxurious fabrics elaborately wrapped and gathered into a long flowy skirt-like garment. Dating back to the reign of King Kamehameha III, join us to learn about the history and origins of pāʻū riders and how this tradition has become a prominent presence in the King Kamehameha Celebration parades.
About Our Guest Speaker
Known as a Hawaiian music historian, Kimo Alama Keaulana is most notably known for the “Kimo Alama Keaulana Collection” housed in the Bishop Museum Archives containing almost 1,000 Hawaiian language songs. He holds numerous accomplishments and accolades as a historian, kumu hula, author, researcher, advisor, community leader and advocate. Uncle Kimo is an eighth-generation chanter, dancer, educator, singer, musician, composer, and recording artist, and in 2005 won two Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. As an educator, he has taught throughout the University of Hawai’i system and has held workshops, presentations, and lectures, sharing the knowledge of his kūpuna and inspiring and encouraging others to care for and promote the Hawaiian culture with integrity throughout the world. A leader in the Native Hawaiian community, he holds many positions with several nonprofit boards and is a commissioner with the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission. Kimo is currently a Kumu ‘Ike Hawai‘i and Kumu Hula at Punahou School.