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Mahalo nui loa!

Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is ending our publishing run. This is our very last post. it has been a wonderful four years. What started...
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No Naʻawao, mele by Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde

Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde is one of the most talented composers that Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwaʻs has showcased. Her beautiful original Hawaiian language composition, No Naʻawao,...
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I am a Farmer, Video by Sheila Arasato

In her thought-provoking and visually stunning video, Ke Ala ʻIke Scholar Sheila Arasato updates and re-edits “I am a Farmer,” a slam poem written...
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Keahihi’ipoikamana’o’i’ookalani, mele by Hi’ilei Manoi-Hyde

Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde is a gifted young composer of mele in the Hawaiian language. Like many of her mele, Keahihi’ipoikamana’o’i’ookalani honors her family and friends,...
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Artist Showcase

Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is proud to present seven art pieces by some of our most promising artists. Meet the artists Click any image...
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Laʻakea, a poem by Laʻakea Ai

“Where are you from?” It’s one of the first things Hawaiians ask each other when they meet for the first time. For Laʻakea Ai,...
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Nā Mele, Composed by Van-Jon Paio and Narrated by Kepoʻo Keliʻipaʻakaua

Van-Jon Paio is a gifted composer of mele in the Hawaiian language. ʻO ʻOe E Kuʻu Māmā speaks of affection and aloha for a...
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Becoming Papa David, a short story by Amanda Allison

Family consists of the most important relationships in anyone’s life.  But they can also be the most complicated.  In an ideal family, kupuna and...
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Moku O Keawe, photographs by Kahoʻolemana Naone

The largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago, Moku O Keawe is many things to the Hawaiian people: the home of Pele and Kamehameha the...
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We are From, a Video-Poem by Kamanukea Kekoa

What began as a poem became the beautiful video, We are From. Using a writing prompt from the Pūpu A ʻO ʻEwa website as...