Lehua TV once again provided a live broadcast of Hōʻike for audiences who could not be here in person. Whether you want to watch Friday's performance (above) or Thursday's performance (below), both performances of the Battle of Kuamoʻo are now available for on-demand streaming on their YouTube channel.
The broadcast was run by kumu Nader Shehata's digital media students.
Each year, Hōʻike aims to share significant moments in Hawaiian history. This year's production highlights a pivotal moment for our Lāhui, as modernism and traditionalism battle and the ultimate sacrifice is made for one's beliefs. The story is especially significant as this year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Kamehameha Paiʻea and this historic battle, which took place on Hawaiʻi Island on the Kona side of the island. Read our story on the show for more information.
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March 12, 2019
Proceeds from the performances will help haumāna represent Hawaiian language, culture and moʻolelo on a global stage when they perform the opera at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
March 08, 2019
The 16th annual Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Hōʻike will feature the Hawaiian opera, The Battle of Kuamoʻo, on March 14 and 15.
February 07, 2019
Kula Kiʻekiʻe will reprise Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi’s second Hawaiian opera, The Battle of Kuamoʻo, for Hōʻike 2019 and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.
February 20, 2019
Junior Kalaninui Wilson and sophomore Ewalea Dameg join Loeka in the KWXX studio to share more about Hōʻike 2019.