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POSTPONED – Kapu‘uola Hula Festival
April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - April 5, 2020 @ 4:30 am HST
Kapu’uola Hula Festival has been postponed
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UPDATE, MARCH 17, 2020: Kapu‘uola Hula Festival Postponed Amid COVID-19 Concerns
Every year, the Ulu A‘e Learning Center looks forward to putting on the Kapu‘uola Hula Festival and celebrating storytelling through hula and new mele at Pu‘uokapolei. This year’s festival is scheduled for April 4. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, Ulu A‘e has made the decision to postpone the festival.
“Keeping our people safe and protecting the health of our community is our number one concern,” says Maka Anuheali‘i, Chair of the Kapu‘uola Planning committee.
The Kapu‘uola Hula Festival celebrates hula and brings awareness to Pu‘uokapolei. Last year over 2,000 people attended 20% of which were visitors. “We’d rather help to prevent rather than accelerate the spread of the virus,” says Anuheali‘i. “Postponing is the right thing to do right now.”
A new date will be announced in the coming months. For more information contact Miki‘ala at (808) 722-3036
The fourth annual Kapu’uola Hula Festival will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Pu’uokapolei.
Kapu‘uola is an outdoor hula festival held at the pā hula (hula mound) at Pu‘uokapolei, a cultural and historic site in Kapolei, Oʻahu. The festival will feature performances by several hālau hula (hula schools) and live Hawaiian music entertainment. For those who enjoy shopping and eating, local crafters, food booths and a silent auction will run throughout the event. The event is free and open to the public.
Kapu‘uola means living hill. The name reflects the festival’s vision to bring life and enlightenment to all things Hawaiian. The name also highlights the significance of Pu‘uokapolei, the special hill that the festival is held on.
Photos: Monte McComber
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