Sunday, January 10, 2010

Song of the Week: Poi Song

“Poi is the staple of Hawaiian diet—it comes from root called taro or kalo. It grows in a taro patch, and it’s how Hawaiians sustained themselves for many centuries. And when you make the poi you take the kalo and you cut the leaves off and you steam it or you boil it, and after a while you pound them—you pound them and you mix them, and you put your whole arm inside of it, so this song talks about how you mix the poi. We mix it like this, and we eat it like this.”


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