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Island Conversations

The Battle of Kuamoʻo -- the battle, the music, the preservation with Herb Mahelona and Kamana Beamer

June 2, 2019
The Battle of Kuamoʻo, at Kuamoʻo Battlefield just south of Keauhou Bay, inspired composer Herb Mahelona to write an opera and a symphonic suite. Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Herb about his inspiration and process, about the battles depicted in the music, and then talks with Dr. Kamana Beamer about the Beamer family’s connection to the battle and their work in preserving the site.
Paakea Podcast

Kamana Beamer

March 8, 2019
Today on Paʻakea podcast we have Dr. Kamana Beamer, an Associate Professor at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, who also serves on the Hawaiʻi State Commission on Water Resources Management. During this podcast we discuss Dr. Beamer's academic journey, his book No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating the Nation, and his current work and forthcoming scholarship. Follow Kumu Kamana on Twitter at @kamanabeamer.