La`i`ōpua 2020 Announce Headliners for Prince Kūhiō Day Celebration
La`i`ōpua 2020 announced the speakers for its special Prince Kūhiō Day celebration Saturday, March 26 at its Kealakehe location, adjacent to the Villages of La`i`ōpua.
A talk story event from 1:30-4:30 will feature Kahu Danny and Anna Akaka, hosted by Dr. Holeka Goro Inaba.
The event is free and open to the public. Beach chairs and coolers are welcome. Cultural crafts will be demonstrated and shared with participants.
This is the first of four “Ola ka Lāhui” events where island historians, kūpuna, story tellers and artisans will share their mana‘o with residents and visitors interested in a deeper connection to Hawai`i’s history, arts, and traditions. The program’s name, “Ola ka Lāhui,” translates to “The Nation Lives On,” reflecting an intent to share the `ike (knowledge) and mo`olelo of Hawai`i for generations to come. Funding for these events is provided by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Kūkulu Ola Program, administered by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation.
Each session will be filmed and aired on Nā Leo public television; the events will also be available for viewing on YouTube and through La`i`ōpua 2020’s website, La`i`ōpua.org.