E mālama ʻia ʻana ke ono o ka ʻAha Aloha ʻŌlelo i ka lā 25 Ianuali 2019 mai ka hola 6:00p-9:00p a me ka lā 26 Ianuali 2019 mai ka hola 8:30a-4:00p ma Hale Hālāwai ma Kailua i ka laʻi mālie Kona Kai ʻŌpua.
The sixth annual ʻAha Aloha ʻŌlelo will be held on Friday January 25 from 6:00-9:00p and on Saturday January 26 from 8:30a-4:00p at Hale Hālāwai in Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaiʻi.
ʻO ka ʻAha Aloha ʻŌlelo, he lā kulāia ia i mālama piha ʻia ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi me ke kahului ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ma nā ʻano pae like ʻole, nā puʻukani Hawaiʻi, nā kālepa, ka pā leʻaleʻa no nā keiki a pēlā wale aku. ʻO nā puʻukani leo nahenahe e kau ana ma ke kahua i ka makahiki nei ʻo ka hui hīmeni ʻo Keauhou ma ka Poʻalima 25 Ianuali ma ka hola 6:00pm, a ʻo Kealiʻi Reichel hoʻi i ka Poʻaono 26 Ianuali ma ka hola 12:00pm.
ʻAha Aloha ʻŌlelo is a festival held completely in Hawaiian featuring a Hawaiian language competition for all age levels, Hawaiian musicians, vendors and play area for the children! The multiple award winning musicians of the group Keauhou will be performing on Friday, January 25 at 6:00 pm as well as world renowned musician and kumu hula Kealiʻi Reichel on Saturday, January 26 at 12:00 pm.
ʻO ka mākia nui o ka makahiki nei ʻo “Ka Naʻi Aupuni.” Ua pili ka papahana hoʻokūkū ʻōlelo i Ka Liona o ka Pākīpika, i ke Aliʻi Kamehameha Paiʻea a me kona moʻolelo o kona naʻi aupuni ʻana. ʻO ka haʻiʻōlelo, ka hoʻopaʻanaʻau, ka hoʻopāpā a me ke mele nā ʻano hoʻokūkū ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. E komo ana nā haumāna o nā papa a pau mai nā kula kaiapuni like ʻole o ko Hawaiʻi Paeʻāina, e laʻa hoʻi me ka Pūnana Leo o Kona, Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikaimalino, ʻAlo Kēhau o ka ʻĀina Mauna, Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu, Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo, Ka Pūnana Leo o Waiʻanae, Ka Papahana ʻo Māʻilikūkahi, Ke Kula ʻo Kamakau, a me kekahi mau kula hou aku.
This year’s overall theme is “Ka Naʻi Aupuni.” The topics for the speech competition will revolve around Ka Liona o ka Pākīpika (the nickname for Robert William Wilcox), King Kamehameha Paiʻea and the story of Kamehameha’s conquering of the Hawaiian islands and bringing them under one rule. Competition categories will include impromptu and memorized speeches as well as chanting and singing. Students from all grade levels from all types of Hawaiian immersion schools across Hawaiʻi will be competing, including Pūnana Leo o Kona, Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikaimalino, ʻAlo Kēhau o ka ʻĀina Mauna, Ke Kula ʻo Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu, Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo, Ka Pūnana Leo o Waiʻanae, Ka Papahana ʻo Māʻilikūkahi, Ke Kula ʻo Kamakau to name a few.
Manuahi ke komo ʻana!
This is a free event!