"Best of Hawaii" 2010: Our favorite Hawaii cultural eventsby: Derek Paiva and HAWAII Magazine staff
posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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Molokai Ka Hula Piko
Oral tradition has it that hula began on Molokai and was spread to the other islands by Laka, now regarded as a goddess. This three-day festival celebrates the roots of hula, with cultural excursions and lectures, culminating in a whole day of music and dance, with guest hula halau (hula troupes) from as far away as Japan. Unlike the Merrie Monarch Festival, Ka Hula Piko is not a hula competition. It’s a hula celebration, in authentic Molokai style, complete with local crafters and food.
Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai, (800) 800-6367, www.molokaievents.com
2011 dates: May 12-14
Photos courtesy of each event, except pg. 1, top, from Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson
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