The 26th annual East Maui Taro Festival happens this Saturday, April 21. The festival is centered around taro (kalo), the essential staple food of the Hawaiian diet. The goal of the festival is to perpetuate Hawaiian culture with education about the significance of taro with Hawaiian hula and music performances, info tents, food booths, cultural activities and a farmers market. … [Read more...] about East Maui Taro Festival at Hana Ballpark
1. On Feb. 16, Governor David Ige declared 2018 the “Year of the Hawaiian” (the state Senate passed a resolution last year requesting this declaration). According to a governor’s office press release sent out that day, about how many people speak Hawaiian today? A. “More than 5,000” B. “More than 10,000” C. “More than 15,000” D. “More than 20,000” E. “More than 25,000” 2. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know how many people speak Hawaiian today?
University of Hawaii Press is now publishing Palapala, a new Hawaiian language journal. The journal includes a variety of academic essays, reviews and analyses related to the Hawaiian language. "The journal will also include reviews of any significant technologies relating to research in Hawaiian language and literature as well as book reviews and reports on the state of … [Read more...] about University of Hawaii Press publishes new Hawaiian language journal ‘Palapala’
Using U.S. Census data collected from 2010 to 2014, the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has released a new 47-page report on Hawaii’s non-English speaking population. “The Non-English Speaking Population in Hawaii report looks at residents aged 5 and older, who can speak a language other than English,” states an Apr. 14 … [Read more...] about State releases new report on Hawaii’s non-English speaking population
It’s finally here. Fans can put in their earphones and indulge in the sweet goodness of sound after an eight-year fast. The Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning group Maunalua returned from their almost decade-long hiatus from the studio to release He Inoa, their fourth album featuring 14 tracks of traditional Hawaiian melodies. So traditional that it even covers songs with lyrics … [Read more...] about Maunalua Releases New Hawaiian Music Album ‘He Inoa’