Cultural revitalization and the hula

I want to commend you all in ANTH 104-002 for an engaging and interesting discussion yesterday about cultural commodification and appropriation.  It was a shame we didn’t have more time to dig into these important concepts in more detail.  We didn’t have very much time to consider cultural revitalization, and my specific examples from Hawaii.  Here is a 6 minute video that I would have shown in class if time had permitted; it considers the cultural importance of hula, the link between language and hula, and the connection between the revitalization of both on the Hawaiian islands.