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72nd ANNUAL N HULA FESTIVAL

 

(Mon., July 23, 2012) The City and County of Honolulu, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) along with the Friends of Honolulu Parks and Recreation, presents the 72nd annual N Hula Festival on Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the Waikk Shell.  Due to construction at the Queen Kapiolani Park Bandstand, the event will be held this year at the Waikk Shell.

 

            The N Hula Festival has celebrated the artistry and grace of Hawaiis premiere dance form since its creation in 1941 to provide a venue for DPRs kumu hula (hula instructors) to hike (present) their haumna (students).  Currently, some of the kumu who participate in Hawaiis longest-running annual non-competitive hula event also teach in community parks.

 

            This free event will feature the Puanani Alama and Leilani Alama Hula Studios.  Aunty Puanani and Aunty Leilani have both actively participated in the festival since its inception, first as haumna (students), and now as kumu hula (hula instructors).

 

            The 2012 Lei Queen and Court will also make an appearance at the festival on both days.  The schedule of performances is as follows (times and performers subject to change):

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2012

10:00

- 10:50 a.m.

Hlau Hula O Nwahine

11:00

- 11:50 a.m.

N Wahine o ka Hula Mai Ka Puuwai

11:50

- Noon

2012 Lei Queen & Court

Noon

- 12:50 p.m.

Hula Hui O Kapunahala

1:00

- 1:50 p.m.

Ka Hale I O Kahala

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012

10:00

- 10:50 a.m.

Royal Hawaiian Band

11:00

- 11:50 a.m.

Puanani Alama Hula Studio

Noon

- 12:50 p.m.

Leilani Alama Hula Studio

12:50

- 1:00 p.m.

2012 Lei Queen & Court

1:00

- 1:50 p.m.

Hlau Hula O Pua Aala Hone

2:00

- 2:50 p.m.

Hlau Hula O Hklani

  

            The public is invited to bring their friends and family, and enjoy a beautiful, relaxing day of hula at the Waikk Shell.  Admission is free.

 

            For more information, contact Kaiulani Kauahi, Culture and Arts Coordinator at (808) 768-3041 or email rkauahi@honolulu.gov.

 

  

 

 

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