Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Leilehua Yuen & Manu Josiah

June 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785

Hula Kahiko featuring Kumu Hula Leilehua Yuen & Manu Josiah 

The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, June 23rd at 10:30am with a performance by Kumu Hula Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah.  The performance will take place at the Ni‘aulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village, due to the ongoing closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Manu Josiah and Leilehua Yuen are known for their informances, in which they blend storytelling, science, chant, and hula to create a journey through Hawaiian history and culture.  Leilehua and Manu admire each other’s love of and respect for their island home. They live in her family home in Hilo, restoring the medicinal garden that her grandfather tended. Leilehua’s hula lineage is rooted in her grandmother’s teachings and her studies with legendary expert on all things Hawaiiana, Auntie Nona Beamer. The powerful natural forces of the island are where Leilehua draws much of her artistic inspiration. Manu also draws strength from the island as he works to preserve his cultural heritage through music and community education.  Please join them for a celebration of traditional chant and hula at Kīlauea.

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

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