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Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is ending our publishing run. This is our very last post. it has been a wonderful four years. What started...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...