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VAC May Hula Kahiko at HVNP

Posted May 10, 2016, 12:18 PM HST
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Noe Noe Kekaualu. VAC courtesy photo.

Noe Noe Kekaualu. VAC courtesy photo.

Hula practitioner Noe Noe Kekaualua and ohana will perform in the Volcano Art Center’s next installment in its 2016 Hula Kahiko series on Saturday, May 14.

The performance will run from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Kekaualua was born and raised in Hilo. She has a love and passion for Hawaiian culture that has taken her around the world.

At the age of four, Kekaualua began to study hula and has been engaged in it since.

This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by VAC. For the series, hula hālau from across Hawaiʻi are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

The performances are presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine, without electronic amplification.  Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.

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On May 14, the performance will be held in conjunction with Native Hawaiian culture specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana as they set up shop on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to present “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula).

Kamanu will share a variety of instruments, implements, and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.

These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development, the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.

HVNP entrance fees apply.

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