Kaulana Nā Pua (Famous Are The Flowers) is a mele (song) written by Ellen Kehoʻ

Kaulana Nā Pua (Famous Are The Flowers) is a mele (song) written by Ellen Kehoʻohiwaokalani Wright Prendergast in January of 1893, and published in 1895. This mele opposed the annexation of Hawaiʻi to the United States. The original title was Mele ʻAi Pohaku or The Stone-eating Song, and was also known as Mele Aloha ʻĀina or the Patriot’s Song. This song was composed as Prendergast was sitting in the garden of her father’s house in Kapālama. This mele voiced the unhappiness of the people at the takeover of the Hawaiian Kingdom. (Na Mele o Hawaiʻi Nei by Elbert & Mahoe)
Look up the words and and translation to the mele “Kaulana Nā Pua” at http://www.huapala.org/Kau/Kaulana_Na_Pua.html
Watch the Project Kuleana recording of the is mele at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhibLQFebpQ
Chose a verse, include both the Hawaiian and English in your response Then..
Write a 1 paragraph response to your thoughts on the verse, make sure to connect this back to something from recent class readings, use a specific quote from the reading “Hawai’i’s Story by Hawai‘i’s Queen”
Write a 1 paragraph response to the way your verse is portrayed in the video. Think about who is singing, what places they are singing from etc.

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