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Historical society, museum talk to highlight Kumulipo

LIHUE — Kauai native and historian Russell Kawika Makanani will host a March 28 talk that will discuss the meaning behind a genealogical chant and how it fits into the Kumulipo, the ancient Hawaiian creation story.

As a part of the talk, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kauai Museum Courtyard, Makanani will provide an in-depth look into the mele koi honua, a genealogical chant that talks about the beginning of the universe.

His talk, co-sponsored by the Kauai Historical Society and Kauai Museum, will also provide a look into the concepts of creation, evolution, the unity of everything, and other universal concepts that native Hawaiians studied and gathered into the Kumulipo chant.

Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch, since ice tea and coffee will be provided.

Admission is free, but donations to the Kauai Historical Society and Kauai Museum will also be accepted.

Info: Kauai Historical Society, 245-3373

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