Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718
Hula Kahiko at Volcano Art Center feat. Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu Public Charter School
The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, November 18 at 10:30am with a performance by Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu Public Charter School.
Māhuʻilani, the cultural arts program of Nāwahī was established in 2008. The main purpose of the arts and hula program is to preserve and perpetuate traditional knowledge and skills through performances, products, and presentations which bring honor and pride to our kupuna (ancestors) and our Hawaiian community exclusively through the Hawaiian language.
Māhuʻilani has continued by maintaining the relationships with our community artisans and practitioners and establishing an advantageous rapport with our community and resources. Through hard work of the teachers and students, Māhuʻilani has been successful in being stewards of our mother tongue through various educational venues for our local and visitor community.
He hoʻonui ʻike hoʻi kēia hōʻikeʻike a nā haumāna o Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu e hōʻike ana i nā moʻolelo o nā akua, nā aliʻi me nā kānaka poʻe makanui o Hawaiʻi e like me Iosepa Nāwahī kāne wahine aloha ʻo Emma Aʻima Aʻi Nāwahī. The 7th & 10th grade students of Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu will share famous stories of ancestral gods, famous chiefs, and significant role models such at Iosepa Nāwahī and his wife Emma Aʻima Aʻi Nāwahī in our performance at Kīlauea.
This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center. For the series, hula hālau from across Hawai‘i are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
The performance will take place in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (hula platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. National Park entrance fees may apply.