Hōkai Ua Lawai‘a Makapa‘a

Miloli‘i style ‘ōpelu fishing

Set to the songs of the Kahumoku Brothers, this music video demonstrates a traditional Hawaiian method of catching ‘ōpelu (Pacific mackerel) off the Wai‘anae coast of O‘ahu.

Featuring Walter “Keli‘iokekai” Paulo and Eddie Kaanana, fishing partners since their younger days in Miloli‘i, a fishing village of South Kona.
1989 (remastered 2012)
length 7:56
Hawai’i public access channels
Museum Für Völkerkunde • Berlin


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