Concert for halau

The inaugural Ho’ohui concert is coming to the Sheraton Kauai Resort’s luau lawn.

The July 9 concert will benefit the Halau Ka Lei Mokihaha o Leina’ala, said June Cappiello, Sheraton Kauai Resort spokeswoman.

“It is important for us to embrace the host culture and welcome opportunities for the community and our guests to come together to demonstrate and experience the rich culture and traditions Hawaii offers,” Cappiello said. “We believe the vitality of our resort is directly connected to the vitality of the community and we’re proud to offer a platform to showcase authentic Hawaiian culture.”

The halau, which has nearly 200 students, was founded in 1996 by Kumu Leina’ala Pavao Jardin and aims to perpetuate Hawaiian culture.

The fundraiser will feature performances by local musicians and island favorites, the Kamaainas. Headlining the show is Hoku Zuttermeister and Weldon Kekauoha as well as the halau itself.

Halau Ka Lei Mokiaha o Leina’ala will celebrate its 20th anniversary in October.

There will be food and beverages available for purchase and the halau will also be selling Hawaiian plates. Attendees can bring low-profile beach chairs and mats, but backpacks and coolers are not permitted.

Tickets are $15 and are available through the resort’s Beach Activities desk, The Wine Shop (Koloa), Brick Oven Pizza (Kalaheo), Hair Razors Salon (Lihue), and Vicky’s Fabric (Kapaa).

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