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MAY 30, 2001

ELABORATE HO'OKUPU CEREMONY STARTS CULTURAL HERITAGE SERIES

Mayor Jeremy Harris and the City and County of Honolulu present a series of festivals featuring various cultures of Hawaii. Entitled Cultural Heritage Festivals, the monthly series is free and will be held in the Honolulu Hale Courtyard, 530 South King Street.

The series begins on June 8, and features Hula Halau O Kawaili'ula with Kumu Hula Chinky Mahoe and the Makaha Sons, Moon, John & Jerome. Prior to their performances at 7:30 p.m., the 2000 Aloha Festivals Royal Court, dressed in authentic cultural attire to accompany the pomp and pageantry of the occasion and representing the Hawaiian community, will accept ho'okupu from 13 other cultural groups, on behalf of the City and County of Honolulu and Mayor Jeremy Harris.

Other performances in June include “Alamat At Kasaysayan Ng Lahi,” a cultural celebration of the Republic of the Philippines independence featuring colorful songs and dances of the Philippines on Sunday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

For more information go to the Culture and Arts subheading under Special Events topic of the City and County of Honolulu web site.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002

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