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  • 1. Hawaiian Dance and Music By: Ryan Wood 5-c
  • 2. About This CultureOne thing that this culture has in common withother cultures is that the songs and dances allhave meanings.Hawaii is located in the middle of the PacificOcean.The Hula is a dance that really means somethingto the Hawaiians. It means that they believe intheir goddesses to keep their land and creator tobe safe.An important thing about Hawaiian culture isthat they are a religious. Everything they do likedances and songs, is believed that it was 100%religious.
  • 3. The Haa or the Hula is a very emotional dance. The Hawaiians were very precise and respective to the dance. The Hula or the Haa as it was called before the 19th century, was kept a sacred dance that only people that prayed to the goddess would go to church and dance the Hula. Many hours of the Hawaiians days would be in church dancing the Hula. It would show their The Hulagoddess that they loved their land and their deities. They believed that if anything was done wrong in the dance that their history would change. It was
  • 4. Dance Steps For The Hula This is a quick dance lesson for doing the Hula. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch? v=1qO10aSsWSU&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv %3D1qO10aSsWSU The Hula is a very precise dance.
  • 5. The Mele is the song that gives life to the Hula. Every time they would dance the Hula, they would have to dance to the Mele. The song has a meaningjust like the Hula has a few meanings. The Mele was done in the honor of their Polynesian deities. Wile the citizens were chanting the Mele, other citizens were playing drums made out of shark skins, gourds, and bamboo rattles. Every Mele tells a THE MELE story about their life in Hawaii. Basically the Mele gives life to the Hula and tells storys about their land and goddesses. Music is important in this
  • 6. Lets Play The Mele Here is a quick clip of the Mele. http://m.youtube.com/playlist? list=PL64BCB9AFCE97E74E&desktop_uri= %2Fplaylist%3Flist %3DPL64BCB9AFCE97E74E The Mele gives life to the Hula
  • 7. http://www.gotaukulele.com/2010/05/ ukulele-shapes.html Ukulele Bamboo Rattles SharkSkin Drum http://www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/cgi-http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hawaii-Hula-Dancing-Pu-ili- bin/foxweb/huntsearch/DetailedResults.fwx? Bamboo-Rattles-Hawaii-/360191096241 collection=all&searchTerm=E.437&mdaCode=GLAHM
  • 8. -Bye Guys- This is my ConclusionI learned that Hawaiians have a lot to learn about and that they are very religious. They make their history sound so very detailed and interesting. I suggest that you should learn about this culture more than I did. I recommend this culture.
  • 9. Thank you!Hope you learned lots!