Celebrating Inoa ʻĀina: Hawaiian Place Names Virtual Talk Story

Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Via Zoom


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Come celebrate Hawaiian History Month with our guest speaker, who is a renowned kumu hula and a cultural consultant at Kamehameha Schools. During his virtual talk story session, he will take us into the past of Kaka‘ako, illuminating the nuances and mana (spiritual energy of power and strength) behind inoa ‘āina (place names), and pay tribute to Queen Lili‘uokalani, who was the hānai sister of Kamehameha Schools Founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. This free presentation will feature mo‘olelo (stories), oli (chants), and mele (songs).

Don’t miss this virtual journey through time!

Manu Boyd

Cultural Consultant for Kamehameha Schools and Kumu Hula of Hālau o ke ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani

Manu Boyd’s career reflects his deep aloha for Hawaiian culture. Along with consulting for Kamehameha Schools, he has worked with the Bishop Museum, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Royal Hawaiian Center, and the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu. He is also well-known in the island music and arts scene. As a kumu hula of Hālau o ke ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani, the school he founded, he and his hālau have regularly competed in the Merrie Monarch Festival. As a haku mele (composer), he has won multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.


A recording will be available on the Our Kaka‘ako website at ourkakaako.com following the session.

Mahalo and we hope to see you!


Challenge your knowledge of Kaka‘ako and Hawaiian history by taking our Hawaiian History Month quiz now through September 30, 2021!

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