V.A. / HAWAIIAN DRUM DANCE CHANTS, Sounds of Power in Time


In the eastern Polynesian islands known as Hawaii, the making of music and dance is center on mele or chanted texts. Mele, sung alone, are said to be performed in the oli style (without dance or musical instruments). When coupled with hula (dance), they are called mele hula, and when the pahu drum is added the performance is called mele hula pahu. More specific terms are also applied to mele that are used for specific purposes such as processionals, prayers, and naming.

The practice of perpetuating tradition through the teacher-student relationship is strong in Hawaiian mele. Performers’ styles are recognized, back through time, in their teacher’s, and their teachers’ teacher’s styles. These recordings give a view of several performance styles of Hawaiian mele between 1923 and 1989, although the traditions and the mele reach much further back in time.(メーカーインフォより)

1923-1989 recordings

1 Mele Pule -Emily Kau’i Zuttermeister 1:09
2 Mele Kāhea -Hau’olionalani Lewis 0:30
3 Mele Komo -Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis 0:22
4 Kau ka hali’a I ka manawa / Kaulīlua I ke anu Wai’ale’ale (medley) -Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis and Hau’olionalani Lewis 3:15
5 Aloha e ke kai o Kalalau -Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis and Hau’olionalani Lewis 1:36
6 Hanohano ka uka o Pilanakalani -Noenoelani Zuttermeister Lewis and Hau’olionalani Lewis 1:47
7 Noho ana ke akua i ka nāhelehele -Brenda Lehua Hulihe’e 0:31
8 Ke ala ke aloha ma ka hikina -Anthony La’akapu Lenchanko 0:33
9 Ku’u wahine i ka ua ‘Ulalena -Charles Albert Manu’aikohanaiki’ilili Boyd 2:34
10 Kaulīlua i ke anu Wai’ale’ale -James Kapihe Pālea Kuluwaimaka1:20
11 O ‘oe ‘ia e Wailua’iki/Kaulīlua i ke anu Wai’ale’ale -Samuel Pua Ha’aheo 2:43
12 Kau ka hali’a i ka manawa/Au’a ‘ia e Kama e kona moku -Samuel Pua Ha’aheo 2:28
13 ’Eia o Kalani Kamanomano-Keahi Luahine 0:38
14 Ke akua i ka uwalo i ka la’i e/’Eia o Kalani Kamanomano -Mary Kawena Pukui 1:16
15 Ke akua i ka uwalo i ka la’i e/A Hāmakua au ‘ike i ka pali -Hoakalei Kamau’u 2:11
16 ’Ūlei pahu i ka moku -Waiwaiole Kala 0:37
17 ’Ūlei pahu i ka moku -Mary Kawena Pukui and Patience Namaka Wiggin Bacon 1:08
18 Kaulīlua i ke anu Wai’ale’ale -Keaka Kanahele 2:28
19 Au’a ‘ia e kama e kona moku -Keaka Kanahele 1:23
20 Kaulīlua i ke anu Wai’ale’ale -Mary Kawena Pukui and Patience Namaka Wiggin Bacon 1:55
21 Au’a ‘ia e kama e kona moku -Mary Kawena Pukui and Patience Namaka Wiggin Bacon 0:40
22 Kaulīlua i ke anu Wai’ale’ale -Mary Kawena Pukui 1:59
23 A Ko’olau au ‘ike i -ka ua Ka’upena Wong 2:25
24 A Ko’olau au ‘ike i -ka ua Hoakalei Kamau’u 1:40
25 Kū’oe i ka’u wahi ‘Ōhelo -Tom Hiona 1:56

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