Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More on Nona Beamer

As mentioned in an earlier post, our founding board member and my close personal friend and mentor, Nona Kapuailohiamanonokalani Beamer, passed to another realm this last Thursday. For the seemingly thousands of friends and students and admirers of her, all across the planet, this is a time of grief...and a time of remembering the beautiful radiant woman that she was, who lived aloha daily throughout her life. Her son, Keola, has posted a beautiful update about Nona on his website at www.keolabeamer.com. Nona's daughter Maile has posted an update on her website for The Hula Preservation Society.  When you access the Hula Preservation Website you will hear an 'oli, a Hawaiian chant, done by "Aunty Nona."  The Hula Preservation Society is a project created by Nona and Maile, and a project deserving support from the public.  Maile continues to serve on our board of directors, and I look forward to working with Maile, Keola, Moana and their  'ohana to embody Nona's caring and devotion to Hawaiiana and aloha in the work of our organization. Aloha from all of us at The Whalesong Project to Keola and to Maile, and the entire Beamer 'ohana, and all of Nona's relations.

Aloha kakou, Ka'ili

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