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Hilo Hula Tuesdays: A Weekly Cultural Adventure

March 15, 2016, 8:09 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:51 PM
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Both visitors to the Big Island and locals are treated to weekly Hawaiian music, hula, and entertainment at the Mo’oheau Bandstand in Downtown Hilo on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“Hilo Hula Tuesdays” is a weekly program that is part of Destination Hilo, a non-profit corporation whose main purpose is to promote tourism to Hawai’i island and East Hawai’i.

Hilo Hula Tuesdays is a free event that is open to the public.

This event, which is hosted by Hilo’s own Ku’ehu Mauga, is special to the area as it brings in local Hawaiian musicians and cultural practitioners to share the Hawaiian tradition of music and hula and other Hawaiian practices.

The audience is welcomed with lots of aloha as the knowledge of Hawai’i and it’s special practices are shared with visitors to the island, as well as locals.

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Some of the musicians that have participated in Hilo Hula Tuesdays include Kainani Kahaunaele, Bradah Waltah Aipolani, Lito Arkangel, and Aunty Diana Aki, to name a few.

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When asked what some can expect to experience at the Hilo Hula Tuesdays, Mauga replies, “you’ll never leave without learning something new about the Hawaiian culture and Hawai’i.”

The next Hilo Hula Tuesday, happening on March 15th, will feature Halau I Ka Leo Na Mamo.

You can find Hilo Hula Tuesdays on Facebook for more information.

"Aunty BJ" from Alu Like's "Ke Ola Pono No Nā Kūpuna" Program. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

“Aunty BJ” from Alu Like’s “Ke Ola Pono No Nā Kūpuna” Program. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

"Uncle Keoki" from Alu Like's "Ke Ola Pono No Nā Kūpuna" Program. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

“Uncle Keoki” from Alu Like’s “Ke Ola Pono No Nā Kūpuna” Program. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

Aunty Diana Aki. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

Aunty Diana Aki. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

Kainani Kahaunaele. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

Kainani Kahaunaele. Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

Photo credit: Ku’ehu Mauga.

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