Musician, Kumu ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio, a native of Kewalo Uka, Kona, Oʻahu, stems from an ʻohana of many talented musicians. Kahanuola is a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama class of 2010. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies and a Masterʻs degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Kahanuola is currently a kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi at the Kamehameha High School Kapālama campus, where he teaches Hawaiian 1 – 4, conversational Hawaiian, and Haku mele. He is also a member of the Hawaiian musical group, Keauhou. They have released three albums and they have a total of 17 na hoku hanohano Awards.

 

Kumu Kahanuola began his @ehoopilimai social media journey in 2020 for Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, posting videos to his story teaching ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi to his mom, “student cousin Cappy”, and his page took off with followers from around the world. Since then, he has built a community of learners across the pae ʻāina and around the world who participates in his free weekly classes hosted on Zoom and continues to collaborate with our businesses and organizations to platform Hawaiian Language in all places possible.