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Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani students work through an auana hula, “Hawaiian Hospitality,” during class at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.
Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani students go through a number using the pu‘ili, or split bamboo sticks, at class at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.
Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza and her Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani pause for a group photo at Wednesday afternoon classes at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.
The Kamanawa Foundation announced Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani’s annual Holiday Hula celebration, Dec. 4 at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.
Holiday Hula features the halau’s students from around the island showcasing their accomplishments under the instruction of Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza and the halau musicians, particularly adapting to present the color, festivities and flavor of the holidays.
Students will offer an array of hula ranging from kahiko to ‘auana, and musical presentations of holiday tunes.
Doors to the convention hall open at 3 p.m. to an offering of a craft fair, bake and finger food sales, as well as a prize giveaway of a Las Vegas getaway for two.
Doors to the hula showcase open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. show featuring special guest Kainani Kahaunaele and some of the prominent kumu hula on the island.
Kinimaka-Alquiza said this is the 40th year the Kamanawa Foundation is presenting Holiday Hula that started in 1982 and has continued over the years with the exception of the time the program was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because this is a fundraiser benefiting the halau, presale tickets are $25, or $30 at the door.
Call Devi at 808-482-0671 or Maka at 808-652-2761 for tickets and more information.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or email@example.com.
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