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Monday, March 18, 2013

Hawaiian Mission Houses Presents: Ke Ala O Ka Hua Mele - A Four-Part Music Series

A Four-Part Music Series
Combining Hawai`i history, culture, music and dance.

Explore the evolution of Hawaiian music during a four-part discussion and musical series. Scholars, cultural practitioners, and kumu discuss the influences of missionaries, ali`i, and others on the development of Hawaiian music.

After the free talk story, sample pupu and drinks, and then enjoy musical performances of some of the best Hawaiian music the islands have to offer.

Here is the schedule for the series:

Hula Kahiko & Oli: Pre-contact Hawai`i Mele (Song), Oli (Chant) and Hula
Saturday, March 23 
Featuring: Kalena Silva, Sam Ohu Gon, Kumu Hula Pohai Souza and Hālau Hula Kamamolikolehua, and Nā Wa`a Lālani Kāhuna o Pu'ukoholā.

Himeni & Na Ali`i: Hawaiian Hymnals & Compositions by Hawaiian Monarchs
Saturday, May 11
Featuring: Aaron Mahi, George Kuo and Martin Pahinui, the Kawaiaha`o Choir, Kanani Kawika, Kumu Hula Snowbird Bento and the University of Hawai`i Hawaiian Ensemble.

Hapa Haole "Boat Days" & Hula
Saturday, July 13
Featuring: The nahenahe sounds of Alan Akaka & the Islanders with Nina Keali`iwahamana, Mahi Beamer, Puakea Nogelmeier, Kumu Hula Pohai Souza and Halau Hula Kamamolikolehua.

Contemporary Hawaiian Music: 1970s & Beyond 
Saturday, October 12
Featuring: Olomana, Jerry Santos, Professor Jon Ososrio, John Keoni Fujitani, Derrick Malama, Puakea Nogelmeier, Kumu Hula Kepo`omaikalani Park and the Hu`i Park Hula Studio.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet, discuss, and enjoy entertainment with some of Hawaii's best.                          

To book your tickets or for information about our events, please visit Hawaiian Mission Houses website or call Lisa Solomine at 447-3926.

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