Click the play button to hear Bronwyn’s opening chant.
Old friends and new have arrived at the Hui for its annual photographic workshop on the island of Molokai. Formally opening the week, Bronwyn Cooke chants a song in Hawaiian that translates to the following: “Grant us, grant us, grant us, the wisdom from above, that we might know the hidden meaning of the song that we sing”. As her rich voice reverberates over the grassy knoll in front of the Hui, I wonder at the profundity of how these simple lyrics succinctly sum up the ultimate question. What is the meaning of the song that I sing with my life? Grant me the wisdom to know. Grant me the wisdom to know.