Aloha Chant was taught to my Kumuʻs Kumu, Aunty Lani in 1962.
The very first person who chanted this Oli was Aunty Lani at the Opening Ceremony of Aloha Week.
Aunty Kaniʻs Cousin, Aunty Maʻiki Aiu Lake was a Director of this Aloha week on that time and she assigned Aunty Lani as a Chanter on this whole series of event.
The King of the event was Carl Hanohano, Queen was Francis Holt.
Aunty Lani and Aunty Maʻiki is know as Hula Master, both are Kumu Hula who ʻUniki from Rosalie Lokalia Lovelle Monrgomery.
Back to Subject….
Let’s check the lyric of Aloha Chant!
Akahai e nā Hawai’i
Lōkahi a kūlike
‘Olu’olu ka mana’o
Ha’aha’a kou kulana
Ahonui a lanakila
Be kind and tender person of Hawai’i
United and together
Pleasant should be your thought
Humble yourself no matter your status in life
Patience brings the victory
Aloha mai e nā Hawaiʻi
O ke aloha no ka mea nui
E ō mai e nā Hawaiʻi
Nā pua, nā lei, nā mamo
Greetings to you people of Hawai’i
Love and compassion is your greatest gift
Answer, people of Hawai’i
You children, you parents, you grandparents- elders
Ala mai e ka lāhui
Laulā e kaulana
Ō mai ka lehulehu
Ha’aheo ‘oe, E Hawai’i
‘Ano’ai, ‘ano’ai me ke aloha
Aloha mai, aloha mai
Awake nation of Hawai’i
Widely known and famous (are you)
Respond you people of Hawai’i
You are the pride of Hawai’i
aloha Greetings and love
As you can see, 1st ver. and 2nd Ver. has “ALOHA” on vertical way!!
This is the very important message of Aloha Chant.
When my Kumu starts important event outside our Halau, she often starts with this Aloha Chant to respect Aunty Lani and always remember the intention.[give_form id=”460″]