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Bringing life to Hawaiian proverbs through animation (Oct. 25-26)


Hawaiian language professor Dr. Kekeha Solis brings life to olelo noeau (traditional Hawaiian proverbs) through technology and animation in the classroom.

Solis will share his work and the importance of these efforts in an upcoming Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo and a Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona.

His lectures, Ka Olelo No Ke Ola: To Animate the Language, are noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the University of Hawaii Hilo, Campus Center (CC) 301, and 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 in the Keauhou Beach Resort ballroom.

A professor in the Kawaihuelani Hawaiian Language Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Solis has a diverse background and focuses on moving the Hawaiian language into the modern age for Hawaiians today.

The Puana Ka Ike and Eia Hawaii lecture series are presented in partnership with Keauhou-Kahaluu Education Group of Kamehameha Schools, The Kohala Center, the Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Keauhou Beach Resort.

For more information on Solis’ presentation, contact Joy Cunefare at (808) 322-5340 or e-mail

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