Imaikalani Kalahele on Downtown Honolulu (Part 1)
Sponsors: Hawaii Council for the Humanities
Sources: Imaikalani Kalahele
Voice: Imaikalani Kalahele and Noelani Arista and Lala Nuss
(Part 1 of 2) Focused on his childhood in downtown Honolulu.
Imaikalani Kalahele is a Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) poet, artist, and musician whose work has appeared in anthologies of native Hawaiian literature, such as Mälama: Hawaiian Land and Water (1985), and in the journal ̒Ōiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal. Kalahele’s book Kalahele (2002) collected his poetry and art in a polyphonic performance that mixed English, Hawaiian Creole, and his indigenous language.