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Jul152011

Prince Lot Hula Festival XXXIV

Prince Lot Hula Festival

presented by the Moanalua Gardens Foundation

Moanalua Gardens in Honolulu

July 16, 2011  l  9 am - 4 am

Thirteen hula halau from the across the state will be performing at "Ho‘omālamalama, E Ala Mai… Enlighten, Rise!", the 34th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival.  The theme "Ho‘omālamalama, E Ala Mai…Enlighten, Rise!" signifies the importance of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley as a revered wahi pana (sacred place) where people gathered to learn and practice the oli (chants) of ancient times.  The opening ceremonies will include a special tribute to Prince Lot by the Royal Order of Kamehameha.

The festival is Hawai‘i's oldest and largest non-competitive hula celebration held each year to honor Prince Lot Kapuāiwa who revived the once banned hula in the district of Moanalua.  The event will feature both hula kāhiko (ancient) hula and chant, and 'auana (modern) hula performances. Dancers will perform on one of the few remaining pa hula (hula mounds) in Hawai‘i.

For additional details on the festival, visit the Moanalua Gardens Foundation website.  

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