Na mele paleoleo
Nā mele paleoleo (sometimes "mele paleoleo") is a contemporary form of Hawaiian music that cuts and mixes American hip hop with Hawaiian rapping. Known as a form of Hawaiian performance poetry, spoken-word performers of na mele paleoleo are gaining popularity due to rap and hip hop influences.
- Akindes, Fay Yokomizo. (March 31, 2001) Discourse Sudden Rush: Na Mele Paleoleo (Hawaiian Rap) as Liberatory Discourse. Volume 23; Issue 1; Page 82.
- Ho'omanawanui, Ku'ualoha. (January 1, 2005) The Contemporary Pacific He Lei Ho'oheno no na Kau a Kau: Language, Performance, and Form in Hawaiian Poetry. Volume 17; Issue 1; Page 29.
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