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Mele Pule

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Mele Pule

Emily Kau'i-o-Makaweli-ona-lani-o-ka-Mano-o-ka-lani-po-Kukahiwa Zuttermeister, born in 1909, comes from Kane'ohe, O'ahu. She is a descendant of the hula pahu tradition of Samuel Pua Ha'aheo (1886-1953). Here she performs mele pahu (chanted prayers) in the oli style, which is text recited without instrumental accompaniment or dance.

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