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Dec. 28, 2023

Nā Lei Liko o ʻŌlaʻa ʻAha Mele Kalikimaka 2023

Watch our middle school Hawaiian ensemble perform hula to beloved Christmas mele.

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April 10, 2023

Merrie Monarch, Hilo’s world-renowned hula festival celebrates kanaono makahiki - 60 years

Hilo town on the east side of Hawai‘i, Moku o Keawe, comes alive each year with a spectacular celebration of Hawaiian culture that now has thousands of fans around the world. The Merrie Monarch Festival honors Hawai‘i’s seventh mō‘ī, King Kalākaua, a pivotal supporter of the revival of Hawaiian traditions in the late 1800s after decades of suppression, disapproval, and even illegality.

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May 2, 2022

Watch this year's Lā Mei program "Hoʻomau"

Kula Haʻahaʻa presents "Hoʻomau", the 2022 Lā Mei celebration.

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Nov. 9, 2021

‘Welina Oʻahu’ – A celebration of favorite island lei

KS Cultural Consultant <strong>Manu Boyd KSK’80</strong> shares reflections of the cherished mele hula “Welina Oʻahu” as well as snippets of an interview with one of the mele’s composers and his own kumu, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero.

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May 29, 2019

"E Mau Ana Ka Ha'aheo" - the 2019 Kula Ha'aha'a May Day program

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Kula Haʻahaʻa presented their 2019 May Day program "E Mau Ana Ka Haʻaheo" on Friday, May 3, 2019.

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