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Beamer shares memories of learning the Pig Dance.
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Nona Beamer
Honolulu, 1999
In this clip, Auntie Nona shares the humor and joy of her favorite "Hula Pua`a" chant about the pig.
Length: 1:12

NONA BEAMER: The hula pua`a was a favorite of mine. [CHUCKLES] But I had never seen one. And uh, Sweetheart Grandma had seen one, and she said what she remembered was the cupping of the hands over the nose. And the announcement, "A te." And then telling what the pig was doing-"holo nei i ta pua`a." "A te, inu i ta wai". And then you make all the sounds, you know. [CHUCKLES] Oh, when I was younger, I could scoot around a little more. [LAUGHS] Now, no can scoot.

MAILE LOO: Ah, so when you were younger, you used to do-actually crawl on the ground?

NONA BEAMER: Yes. Yeah. And I used to wiggle more. Because that's one-uh, uh, "kü iluna." 'Cause after he's eating he gets so full that he can't move. And "kü iluna", `auwe, `auwe. And you try to stand up. Ooh. And then sometimes, I'd laugh so hard, Grandma would say, Now you're a pig, you know, you're a pig. "Mane`o teia to `otole." And then you're scratching against a post or something. Oh, we would get so hilarious. Oh.


Beamer performs Hula Pua`a or pig dance.
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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 performs a Hula Pua`a or pig dance. She learned this hula type and chant from her "Sweetheart Grandma" Helen Desha Beamer.
Length: 1:23

A te, e holo nei i ta pua`a
[grunt]
A te, inu i ta wai
[slurp]
A te, `ai ana ta pua`a, pöloli paha
[eat]
A te, i tu iluna ta pua`a, mömona teia ta pua`a
[slurp]
A te, e holo nei i ta pua`a
[grunt]
[Pua`a chaser: hele! hele!]


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