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 er...
Author: remy 
Date:   03-28-02 11:32

okay, that sounded WRONG. I wasn't meaning to sound demeaning or anything. what I meant:
1) all aspects of hawaiian culture can be supposedly traced back to polenesian roots, hawaii being a polynesian settlement. the poi which we practice as jugglers is most closely related, as far as I was told (new zelanders aside--I'm in hawaii, so I'm sticking with what I'm supposed to know), to a modern hula implement known as the "poi ball". This hula implement lacks streamers, fire, etc., but some of the patterns are very similar. Another hula implemet which uses a similar base of movement and probably contributed to the modern poi ball swinging is a feathered disc called the 'ili'ili.
2) poi CAN mean the icky pasty stuff, although it really doesn't have to--honestly, poi wasn't made by bashing roots agains the ground. it was poinded using an implement similar to a very blutt, big-bottomed mortar and pestel. so I trust the new zeland interpretation on this one...
sorry for the awful post above, hope this clears up any misunderstanding and general ill-will--I try to be as careful as I can when posting, and that one just sucked.

aloha
rem
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remy 03-28-02 11:32 
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