Our full Kūlia e Uli

DAILY SCHEDULE

We are honored to be able to bring you the voices and expertise of practitioners, scholars and lovers of sound from across Hawaiʻi and the world. We are excited to grow our oli community throughout the four days of this event.

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DAY 1

December 18

KULUKULUUA CHANT CONCERT *

4:00 - 6:00 PM (HST)

We open the Interdisciplinary World Oli Movement with Kulukulu-ua Exhibition & Concert to honor time tested compositions and honor new chants that support the health and wellbeing of the human & more-than-human community in 2021 and beyond. This will be a special concert with chanters in Hawaiʻi and beyond.

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KULUKULUUA BACKSTAGE (for ʻAlohilani VIP attendees) *

6:00 - 7:00 AM (HST)

ULIULI INTENSIVE (WOM Special Event) *

8:00 PM - 6:00 AM (HST)

This 10-hour immersive oli training experience will be led by Dr. Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele and Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani. Participants will learn several oli in preparation for our Sunrise Ceremony on Sunday (12/18) morning.

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DAY 2 - FIRE

December 19

SUNRISE CEREMONY

6:30 - 7:00 AM (HST)

 

OLIOLI PŪ

12:00 - 12:30 PM (HST)

HĀʻENA CO-KEYNOTE

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Dr. Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele & Dr. Milton Garcés

"We found that we both are entranced with the sounds that come from Pele/volcanic eruptions and a way to convey the information that they have with them. In my work (Dr. Garcés) we are studying sounds that are too deep to perceive with our ears, it's something that we perceive with our bodies. My team has scaled the volcanic sounds down by a factor of ten so that we can listen to these eruptions...but it's still bigger than human sounds. Like the sounds of the last 2018 eruptive activity, the sounds in the Pele chants are not necessarily comfortable sounds, and they are sounds that are difficult to sustain for prolonged periods of time. I (Dr. Kanahele) listened to the 2018 flow raw audio from Dr. Milton, and when you listen to the recording for a long time, it is very very intense...and stays in your head."

KANI-KA-WĪ-KANI-KA-WĀ (Breakout sessions)

BLOCK 1

2:00 - 3:00 PM (HST)

BLOCK 2

3:30 - 4:30 PM (HST)

WAI-BRATIONS (WOM Special Event) *

5:30 - 7:30 PM (HST)

Come join the Lonoa Honua team in this interactive exploration of sound and the way that we visualize frequency and resonance through cymatics.

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DAY 3 - WATER

December 20

OLIOLI PŪ

12:00 - 12:30 PM (HST)

HĀʻENA CO-KEYNOTE

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Dr. Jason Turner & Dr. Roxane Keliʻikipikāneokolohaka

Nākolokolo ka hā: Transcending Beyond The Bridge

A chronological moʻolelo of our partnership & how this partnership of integrated ritual & ceremony (inclusive of chant) has re-defined marine mammal care & shark research methodologies.

KANI-KA-WĪ-KANI-KA-WĀ (Breakout sessions)

BLOCK 1

2:00 - 3:00 PM (HST)

BLOCK 2

3:30 - 4:30 PM (HST)

TINY KUAHU (WOM Special Event) *

5:30 - 7:30 PM (HST)

This is a boutique series created and curated by Kauila Kealiikanakaole.Tiny Kuahu brings together conversation, music and the anchor of the kuahu to promote healthy and safe interactions, a balanced lifestyle, mental health and well-being, and overall ALOHA.
In the same way that traditional kuahu brings intentions into focus, this event is designed to create a safe space to reflect and connect in today's world.

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DAY 4 - FOREST

December 21

OLIOLI PŪ

12:00 - 12:30 PM (HST)

HĀʻENA CO-KEYNOTE

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō & Dr. Patrick Hart

"Kani Manu + Kani Kanaka = Leo Oli
(Bird Sounds + Human Sounds = Chanting voice)

"Our Hāʻena Co-keynote will explore the ways to close the gap between the bird chanters and human chanters. Overtime the birds have informed the human chanting. We'll talk about the language of birds and how birds communicate similar to the way we humans communicate. We'll be having ambient sounds so you can get a sense of what a bird concert sounds like. We will also look how to diversify our chant melody by listening to birds again and see what kind of melody we can pull out as a way of diversifying our chant sounds. This Hāʻena will help you understand the evolution of voice and how it relates to our environment, and recognizing that it is okay to evolve....the birds have evolved and we too evolve."

KANI-KA-WĪ-KANI-KA-WĀ (Breakout sessions)

BLOCK 1

2:00 - 3:00 PM (HST)

CLOSING HĀʻENA CO-KEYNOTE

3:30 - 4:30 PM (HST)

Luka Kanakaʻole & Bret Nainoa Mossman

"We will explore the importance of oli in documenting scientific observation from ocean to forests. The relationship between alala and alawi in the kumulipo, and using current observations. We'll highlight the importance of these oli like the Kumulipo that document observations of "relationships", and also the importance of having the People who know these oli to be in relationship with the forests to see make these connections. We end the conference with the ACTION step. How is our ʻohana in nature being documented in mele, how are we reciprocating through the oli, how are they speaking to us in their own voice, and how do we embody that voice and reciprocate well-being back out?"

AO POLOHIWA A KANALOA (Winter Solstice Ceremony)

5:00 - 6:30 PM (HST)

This final ceremony will celebrate the culmination of our very first World Oli Movement, and mark our movement into the time of Kanaloa with people from around the world. On this Winter Solstice, the BIG intention of this ritual is to honor Kanaloa, and to activate and release the energy that was cultivated together out into the world. Come feel a sense of community as we collectively set intention with participants across the globe. This is a public event that will be live-streamed on Facebook.