February Talk Story: Monday Moments with the Daughters

Join us for another “Pau Hana Edition” 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! We’ll start a little later than usual and pau hana just wouldn’t be the same without libations and mocktails, so grab your favorite beverage and then kickback for our program!

Nomenclature and the Correct Pronunciation of the Hawaiian Language

He ‘ōlelo ola ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i a he mea nui ko kākou ho‘omau ‘ana i ia ‘ōlelo ma nā ‘ano like ‘ole. E hele mai a kama‘ilio ke Kumu Kahanuola e pili ana i ka waiwai o ka puana pololei ‘ana i ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i!

The Hawaiian language is a living and thriving language and we must all continue to ensure its survival in all forms. Come and talk story with Kumu Kahanuola about the importance of nomenclature and pronouncing the Hawaiian language correctly!

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About Our Guest Speaker

Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio, a native of Kewalo Uka, Kona, Oʻahu, stems from an ʻohana of many talented musicians. Kahanuola is a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama class of 2010. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies and a Masterʻs degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Kahanuola is currently a kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi at the Kamehameha High School Kapālama campus, where he teaches Hawaiian 1 – 4, conversational Hawaiian, and Haku mele. He is also a member of the Hawaiian musical group, Keauhou. They have released three albums and they have a total of 17 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

Kumu Kahanuola began his @ehoopilimai social media journey in 2020 for Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, posting videos to his story teaching ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to his mom, “student cousin Cappy”, and his page took off with followers from around the world. Since then, he has built a community of learners across the pae ʻāina and around the world who participates in his free weekly classes hosted on Zoom and continues to collaborate with our businesses and organizations to platform Hawaiian Language in all places possible.