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Descendants Kalele Mahoe, and her daughters Nalani and Sarah Kaniaulono at the grave of Sarah Kaniaulono Davis, 1797-1867.
Descendants to Gather at Kupuna Grave Site in Kapalua
March 18th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News
 

Attendees of the Celebration of the Arts will be allowed to observe this Hawaiian cultural practice of caring for the kupuna.


Dancers from the Polynesian Cultural Center join in the Aloha Kick Off event for the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Hyundai Opening Ceremonies Feature “Ha” Breath of Life
January 7th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Sports
 

Dancers from the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu, performed vignettes from their show “Ha”, translated as the breath of life, to open the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui. The performance cleared the way for champion golfers to make a statement at Kapalua under clear skies and a view of breaking waves on the shores of Honolua and Mokuleia Bays below.


Polynesian Cultural Center. Courtesy photo.
Aloha Kick-Off to 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions
December 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Sports
 

Golfers and spectators will be treated to a special opening ceremony for the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Friday, January 6.


Celebration of the Arts, file photo by Wendy Osher.
2011 Celebration of the Arts Embraces Ancestral Call
April 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

Get immersed in the Hawaiian culture through art, workshops and inspirational dialogue at the 19th Annual Celebration of the Arts.


VIDEO: ‘Awa for the Soul with Kapono’ai Molitau
VIDEO: ‘Awa for the Soul with Kapono’ai Molitau
April 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher The bitter ‘awa root is often seen in ceremonial protocol throughout the Pacific, but is used in social settings as well.  Cultural practitioner Kapono’ai Molitau, who also sells the product at his Native Intelligence store in old Wailuku Town explains the different levels and protocols associated with the drinking of ‘awa. “The […]


VIDEO: Uhane Pohaku, The Spirit of the Stone
VIDEO: Uhane Pohaku, The Spirit of the Stone
April 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

The words resonate in the hands of stone carver Hoaka Delos Reyes. For him, there is depth in the stone and nourishment in knowing its spirit.


VIDEO: Traditional Hawaiian Medicine with Bula Logan
VIDEO: Traditional Hawaiian Medicine with Bula Logan
April 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

Cultural Practitioner Bula Logan utilizes all of these, combined with prayer, protocol, and chant in explaining traditional Hawaiian medicine.


Clifford Nae'ole.  File Photo by Wendy Osher.
18th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, April 2-4
March 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment, Maui News
 

Hawaii’s premiere hands-on arts and cultural festival will grace the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Resort, April 2-4, 2010.  In preparation for the 18th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, event chair Clifford Nae’ole announced the theme “E ia ka Manawa”, or “Here, Now is the Time” saying this year’s focus will initiate thoughts from […]