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13 Apr '09

YOUTHSPEAKS HAWAII - "KAONA"

Posted by admin in Culture, Hawaiian, Poetry, Slam Poetry
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Below is a very interesting clip of Ittai Wong & Jamaica Osorio of Youthspeaks Hawaii performing "Kaona" which translates to Hawaiian poetry with a hidden meaning (concealed reference). Speaking on the overthrow of our beloved Queen Lili'uokalani, this is a deep, yet powerful insight on how Hawaiian culture and morals were pretty much stolen from the people. The uniqueness of the video, and what Youthspeaks Hawaii represents is the perseverance of Hawaiian culture, language and arts, all the while presenting this in a form of literature that the youth of today can easily relate to, and be educated upon at the same time. Hawaii Slam Poet's finest. Hit the jump for the video.
"Our language divides the passing of flowers"



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