HWST 215: Oli Hōlona: Beginning Hawaiian Protocol and Chant

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

An introduction to beginning Hawaiian protocol(s) and chant. Students will learn types of chants, voice quality, modes of chanting, and their basic elements of place chants at an introductory level.


Grade of C or better in HWST 107 or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Illustrate the history and types of oli and their role in protocol.
  • Demonstrate techniques and performance of basic oli pule and oli mele.