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Hula tribute to King David Kalakaua (Nov. 16-17)


E Mau Ana Ka Hula-A Tribute to King David Kalakaua Hula Festival is Nov. 16-17 at Keauhou Shopping Center.

The “merry” Hawaiian monarch (1836-1891) loved music and the arts and advocated for the dancing of hula, contrary to the wishes of Protestant missionaries.

The sixth annual event opens Friday with hula workshops 1-8:30 p.m., presented by Kumu Laakea Arista, Kumu Noelani Kaaina (Chang) and Kumu Iwalani Kalima. Classes are in the Dance Center next to Kona Stories; registration is at the door.

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Enjoy free Hawaiian performing arts by 16 halau 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Center Courtyard, along with arts, crafts and food booths. Serving as emcee, KAPA Radio’s Kumu Kaea Alapai will explain each halau’s style of dance.

No outside coolers and food.

A Tribute of King David Kalakaua is sponsored by Kamehameha Investment Corporation, Keauhou Kahaluu Educational Group, Keauhou Shopping Center, Waimea Music Center, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay and Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation.

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One Response to “Hula tribute to King David Kalakaua (Nov. 16-17)”

  1. The Great Kamehameha I is close to his return and I mean close and I mean close within the next 30 days and all will be set right and the Hawaiian people will all return to thier birthrights and all will be provided as it is the will of the divine. He will be as he always was the Divine spiritual energies of both Kamehameha I and King Kalakaua the sentinals of God almighty! So get yourselves ready its going to be a wild ride..


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