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Beamer shares Hula Pele through her Pele Trilogy.
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THIS PERFORMANCE CLIP IS PROVIDED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL FOR ONE TO LEARN THE DANCE. PROPER PROTOCOL REQUIRES YOU SPEAK TO THE KUMU TO REQUEST PERMISSION.
Nona Beamer
Honolulu, 1999
In this clip, Auntie Nona shares her Pele Trilogy, consisting of chants "Nou Paha", "E Pele E Pele", and "`Oaka Ka Lani."
Length: 2:52

"Nou Paha":
Nou paha e ka inoa
E ka`ika`ikana a kau i ka nuku
E hapahapai a`e
E hapahapai a`e
A p i ke kihi o Klauea
Ilaila ku`u kama o Kunuikea
E Pele

"E Pele E Pele":
Auntie Nona chants the line "E Pele e Pele" as "E Pele a e Pele." Hnai daughter Maile Loo performs this Hula Pele as her mother taught it to her.

`Ae, e Pele e Pele ka`uka`ul ana

E Pele a e Pele ka`uka`ul ana
E Pele a e Pele hua`ina hua`ina
E Pele a e Pele `oni luna `oni luna
E Pele a e Pele `oni lalo `oni lalo
E Pele a e Pele a`o kuli pe`e nui
Ha`ina ka inoa no Pele la ea
Eala eala ea, a i e - a

He inoa no Pele

"`Oaka Ka Lani":
Lapak ka wahine a`o Pele i Kahiki
`Oaka ka lani noke n (repeat)
`Eli`eli kau mai (repeat)
`Oaka ka lani noke n (repeat)
`h`h mai ana `o Pele i ka lua a`o Halema`uma`u
`Oaka ka lani noke n (repeat)
E Pele


Beamer comments on "`Oaka" in her Pele Trilogy.
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Honolulu, 1999
In this clip, Auntie Nona gives a moving description of the parts of her Pele Trilogy (Chants: Nou Paha, E Pele, `Oaka Ka Lani) and some of the meaning behind them.
Length: 2:26

NONA BEAMER: ... the beginning prayer. And it sets up this ... kind of a spirituality, you know. That here in this magic place, all of this is seething, all of this is going on in the-in the crater. And then we're saying that Pele bursts and the flames ... you know, rise up. We had a motto in the family based on this chant, `Oaka. `Oaka ka lani, Noke n. Like persevere. No matter what obstacles come, Noke n. Just persevere and keep progressing. And I think it's wonderful to think of those things. 'Cause with all the adversities that families go through, you know, it's nice to know that we've been encouraged to persevere for the good and the truth, and the-the beauty of the-the culture. M-hm. And then the story at the end, the-for the third part of the trilogy, that sometimes Pele was very beautiful, and sometimes she was an old hag, you know. But if you could see her knees, you would identify her as Madam Pele. Because she had big misshapen knees from crawling around on the-on the crater floor, you know. But [CHUCKLES] who's going to say, Wait, I want to see your knees. [LAUGHS] If you think she's Madam Pele, oh. [LAUGHS] Well, there's so many different types of Hula Pele too, you know. Bombastic and prayerful, and m-m, very philosophical, and the romantic things with Kamapua`a. But this segment that we'll begin with will be the prayer first, that her name is being praised in the um ... um, pit of Klauea. And then uh, describing the action in the pit. This is what happens. " Ka`uka`ulana." The flames are going up, you know. Uh, and then ending with her creeping and ... you know, crouching on the floor of the crater. And then the very bombastic um, Lapak ka wahine a`o Pele i Kahiki. There is the woman from Kahiki. `Oaka ka lani. Noke n. The flames are bursting in the heaven. Yes, indeed.


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