Como não poderíamos compartilhar esta postagem sobre Duke Kahanamoku?...How could we not share this posting about Duke Kahanamoku? If you like surfing, read on!!!
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Duke Paoa Kahanamoku is quoted as saying, “Out of water, I am nothing.” For this accomplished kanaka, who was born in the kingdom and lived through statehood, we know that this is not the whole story. In the water, he was powerful and magical, but his quiet yet assured demeanor outside of the water took him far as well. His life took him around the world, doing everything from surfing and swimming to lifesaving, acting, and being a sheriff.
He embodied so many of the values that we as Hawaiians hold dear: aloha ʻāina, a deep knowledge of the land and sea, respect for Hawaiian tradition and knowledge, humbleness, and even a bit of kolohe. Duke captivated people around the world, but Hawaiʻi was his piko, and our lāhui celebrated each of his victories with a fierce haʻaheo. Mele hoʻohanohano were written for him after the 1912 Olympics, where he won nearly every event in the water, and the Native American athlete Jim Thorpe won nearly every event on land.
For an example of these kind of mele and other interesting articles from the Hawaiian-language newspapers: https://nupepa-hawaii.com/…/a-song-for-duke-kahanamoku-1912/
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