E Kūpa‘a, E Nā Pū‘ali

At Kanuikapono Charter School in Anahola Kauaʻi, mele are used as a teaching tool that also allows their students to find their own voices. Listen to Kalalea Kaʻuhane, a former haumāna who is now giving back to the kula perform and explain his award-winning mele that calls for the next generation to stand firm in the teachings of our ancestors. Learn more at kulahawaiinetwork.org.

“Everything we are today is because of our ancestors and what they’ve taught us.”

Kalalea Kaʻuhane, former haumāna, Kanuikapono Chater School