Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Sheldeen Haleamau performs Puʻuonioni 8/21/93

Recorded on August 21, 1993 while smoke billows in the background from lava entering the ocean, Sheldeen Haleamau performs "Puʻuonioni" an ancient chant done as a hula noho (hula performed in a sitting position) with ʻiliʻili (small stones used in dances). This chant is written for Pele and refers to her as Wahine Kapu. The chant also mentions Malama a land section with a sea area and crater at Kalapana in the district of Puna on the island of Hawaiʻi (https://www.huapala.org/Chants/Puuonioni.html).

Languages: English, Hawaiian


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