18th Annual East Maui Taro Festival April 24

April 23, 2010, 1:12 PM HST · Updated April 27, 8:05 AM
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The 18th Annual East Maui Taro Festival takes place this weekend in Hana. The vent runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park in Hana Town.

The event includes entertainment by: Halau Maui Nui a Kama under the direction of na Kumu Hula Kelii Taua and Kapono Kamaunu; Halau Hula Malani O Kapehe under the direction of Kumu Hula Mapuana Samonte-Nowak; Kauna Kupuna, Noenoe ‘Ohana with Kumu Hula Josephine Helekai; Pekelo; Leokane Pryor, Hana Jam, CJ Helekai, and the Hawaiian Serenaders.

Kalo file photo by Wendy Osher.

The program schedule is as follows:

9:00 Braddah Poki

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9:10 Po’okela-Oli

9:20 Ka’ahumanu Society-Blessing

9:30 Hawaiian Serenaders

10:15 Halau Maui Nui A Kama, Na Kumu Hula Keli’i Tau’a & Kapono Kamaunu

10:45 Halau Hula Malani O Kapehe, Kumu Hula Mapuana Samonte-Nowak

11:30 Kaunoa Kupuna

12:30 Noenoe ‘Ohana, Kumu Hula Josephine Helekahi

1:30 Pekelo

2:30 Leokane Pryor

3:15 Hana Jam

4:00 CJ Helekahi

4:45 Hawai’i Pono’i & Hawaii Aloha

5:00 Announce opening of gate for vehicle access

The event continues on Sunday, April 25th with a taro pancake breakfast and field trips to Kahanu Gardens and the Kapahu Living Farm.

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