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Created September 14, 1999                                                      Updated April 13, 2011

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     The album begins, like the Hawaiian day, with the evening. In "Face of the Moon," guitar and Hawaiian flute intertwine, creating a soundscape in which stone castanets, seed-filled rattles, and a small gourd on a string add a sense of movement in the night. Next, we learn about Hina, Hawai`i's woman in the moon. In the Native Hawaiian calendar, each night is named for its phase of the moon. Learn them all in the charming oli presented by Leilehua.
     The goddesses of Maunakea make their appearance, followed by the title song, a graceful hula for the mountain.
     A rousing dawn prayer changes the mood, preparing the listener for a trio of hula which begins with the rising sun and ends with birds returning to their nests. Then, we learn just why summer days are long, and hear the tapping of the kapa mallet as the chanter drums out the rhythm on her bark cloth.
     Finally, as evening comes on, we play the game of Na`u, and say farewell to the setting sun with a chant written almost 200 years ago. At last, after a day of adventure, the soft night sounds of "Face of the Moon" reprise.

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Hilo Hanakahi i ka Ua Kani Lehua

     The name "Hilo" is ancient, and was famed in legend long before historic times. It has several meanings. It can mean "twisted," like a thread or rope. Thus, it is also the name for the first thin, twisted sliver of light to appear on the Eastern horizon at dawn. Hilo is the name for the first night in the Hawaiian month. And it also is the name of a renowned Polynesian navigator who is believed to have discovered this coast. His chief, to honor the feat, named the area for him.
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