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Cliff “Pali” Ahue - He Mele No Maui​-​a​-​Kalana

from Haleakala Ana 'Ole by Pamela Polland


This chant (and hula) describe the feats of Maui, the demigod: using his giant fish hook to pull the Hawaiian islands to the surface of the sea, snaring the sun to slow it down so his mother could dry her kapa (barkcloth), separating the sky from the earth and stealing the secret of fire to give to humans. It was from Haleakala that Maui snared the sun.


from Haleakala Ana 'Ole, released October 1, 2001
Haku mele: Cliff “Pali” Ahue
Performed by Cliff “Pali” Ahue (chant, ipu heke)


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Pamela Polland Kula, Hawaii

An award-winning singer/songwriter, Pamela has three albums on Columbia and Epic as well as three more independently released albums to her credit, and two gold records. She has performed and recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Ry Cooder, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, and many others. Her songs have been recorded by Linda Ronstadt, The Byrds, Helen Reddy, et al. ... more

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