10th Annual Ho’ike at Waikoloa Bowl
Ewe o ka Hula, or Legacy of the Hula will be displayed through a day of dance, music, and cultural presentation. The picturesque Waikoloa Bowl at the Queens Gardens in the Queens’ Shops in Waikoloa, will host performances of hula kahiko, or traditional style, as well as hula ‘auana, or modern style, by halau from around the world on May 5.
Kumu Hula Keala Ching directs halau Ka Pā Hula Nā Wai Iwi Ola, composes chants and meles, teaches, and perpetuates cultural sharing on a global scale with his co-founded non-profit organization Na Wai Iwi Ola, (NWIO). Ching is the Executive Director of NWIO and seeks to help the community, raise funds for local projects and cultural resources and perpetuates Native Hawaiian culture.
Live music will be provided by Waipuna, Keli Gobbles Viernes with Uncle Stan Kaina and Nathan Grace, with special appearances by Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Kumu Hula ‘Ula Hewett & more. Keoki Kahumoku will also share in the fun with his ‘ukulele in kanikapila, or jam session style.
Tickets are $15 general, and $25 for reserved seating. The gates open at 1 p.m. and the show begins at 2 p.m. General ticket holders will have lawn seating and are encouraged to bring mats and lawn chairs. Coordinators ask that people leave their coolers at home for this family friendly and alcohol free event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nawaiwiolla.org, at the door, or at Peaberry and Gallette in the Keauhou Shopping Center, The Fabric Gift Shoppe in the Old Industrial Area and the Queens’ Marketplace office. For more information call 808-886-8822. Queens’ Gardens in Waikoloa is located at Queens’ Marketplace in Waikoloa Village at 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive.