Podcast Episodes Season 2

Episode 12: Haku Mele, Kainani Kahaunaele

Kainani Kahaunaele joins Lei and Drew to share about the practice of haku mele, Hawaiian song composition.

Learn more about Kainani on the Mea Kipa page, along with all the other podcast guests.

This second season of Ka Leo o ka Uluau consists of 12 episodes that began in January ~ Kāʻelo 2022 with a shift in focus from stories associated with places to Hawaiian cultural practices that inform us how to meaningfully and sustainably interact with the place we live based on traditional knowledge systems.

Season II episodes are released throughout the year on the Hilo moon phase of every malama, also known as mahina, (lunar month) to raise awareness of and honor this indigenous practice of keeping time. This segment was released November 24, 2022, the start of the Hawaiʻi lunar month of Makaliʻi.


January 2 ~ start of Kāʻelo, Ulana Lau Hala (lau hala weaving)

February 1 ~ start of Kaulua, Lawaiʻa Pono (traditional fishing practices)

March 2 ~ start of Nana, Loko Iʻa (fish pond) culture

April 1 ~ start of Welo, Hula

May 1 ~ start of Ikiiki, Hana Lei (lei making)

May 31 ~ start of Kaʻaona, Kaulana Mahina (moon calendar)

June 29 ~ start of Hinaiaʻeleʻele, Agroforestry & ʻUlu (breadfruit)

July 28 ~ start of Māhoemua, Mahi ʻAi & Kalo (farming and taro)

August 27 ~ start of Māhoehope, Holo Moana (voyaging)

September 25 – start of ʻIkuwā, Nā Ala Kūpuna (trail culture)

October 25 – start of Welehu, Mālama Kūmokuhāliʻi (forest stewardship)