TODAY | May 20, 2013
>> come on, willie .
>> now we can try the kahala. alternating your feet.
>> this is called the hela. and the last one, around in a circle.
>> this is the one we've been waiting for.
>> come on matt, let's see it.
>> this is going on the chris mass blooper reel for sure. okay. nice, willie , work it. work it. thank you, nicole. this is kind of addictive.
>> put it all together and what do you have? our goal christmas reel. thank you very much.
>> thank you, nicole. thank you.
>> let's go over here and learn how to play the conch shell . hongi how are you? nice to meet you. this is called what traditionally?
>> it's a conch shell but called a pu in hawaii.
>> go ahead and blow the pu.
>> first you hold the pu. willie here's your pu.
>> very punchy this morning.
>> you can hold this?
>> then what do we do?
>> make sure the hole is sticking up, take a deep breath. make sure the hole is facing up, take a deep breath, lips pressed against the opening.
>> against the u.
>> against the pu, and blow. ready? try to make your lips vibrate.
>> willie geist !
>> i've got a lot of air.
>> see if the girls can do it. you try.
>> that's the fattest pu i've ever heard.
>> natalie! i've got no pu'ing ability. people use this during ceremonies?
>> common throughout the south pacific , commitment of ceremonies and signal the arrivals of high chiefs.
>> you're two miles away .
>> thank you very much. time for a luau.
>> let's go. afasia, let's taste some of the beautiful delicacies.
>> traditional luau future, kahlua pig, prepared in an underground oven. not kahlua as in the alcohol, very different. if you try anything, troy the poi. sacred to the hawaiian people . poi is the root of the arrot mashed up with water to a consistency.
>> it's an acquired taste i'm told.
>> it is.
>> you either love it or hate it.
>> ooh, i like it.
>> you don't like it with the kahlua pig in there?
>> it's really good. i like it a lot.
>> a little bit of spice. so the traditional food, sweet potato or waa, that's the kahlukahlu kahlua, and this is laulau, taro leafs, salted pork or chicken prepared in the emu.
>> can i try the pork? just dive in here?
>> all right.
>> tell me how that is.