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E Hō Mai

E hō mai

Ka 'ike mai luna ma ē

O nā mele ē

E hō mai, e hō mai, e hō mai ē

Ask to request knowledge and wisdom from the ancestral deities to accomplish the task at hand

Kumu Hula master and Hawaiian cultural and language expert, Edith Kanāka'ole (affectionately known as Aunty Edith) composed this old or chant for her hula troupe Hālau O Kekuhi

Today, this oli is commonly used at the start of an event or small gathering to focus a groupʻs energies and ultimately carry out the kuleana (responsibility) they have undertaken. It is recommended that haumana (students) use this chant to help them seek knowledge and clear their minds of any negativity.


'Olelo No'eau

Wise sayings passed down from our Kūpuna (ancestors, elders)

'Ike Aku, 'Ike Mai, Kokua Mai; Pela Iho La Kaa Nohona 'Ohana. 

Recognize and be recognized, help and be helped; such is family life.

Nā ʻOlelo Nāne


He ʻai ko luna  (Food above) 

He ʻai ko lalo (Food below)

He aha ʻia? (What is it?) 


Answer: Kalo Taro