This workshop explores the ‘ai ‘ōiwi, oral performance keys of Hawaiian composition. Participant analyze and discuss mele old and new. In the end, each particpant composes an original mele. Instructor, Kalani Akana, is currently a cultural specialist with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs developing cultural activities and connections for staff and strengthening corporate culture through collaborative approaches. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in Hawaiian language and education.

Instructor: Kalani Akana