VERGE Hawaii 2016 Blessing & Opening - Nahooikaika, Hula, Okulani

The event kicked off with an oli, a traditional blessing used by Hawaiians throughout generations to preserve oral histories and traditions. It served as the life blood that preserved and perpetuated the Hawaiian culture. Today, the oli is referred to as the soul of the aboriginal peoples of Hawaii and is recognized at the highest form of the Hawaiian language.

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