Maui Arts & Entertainment

Mokuʻula by Moonlight Series Premiere, July 1

June 5, 2015, 12:05 PM HST
* Updated June 8, 2:05 PM
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Moonrise over West Maui in summer. Courtesy photo, credit: Joanne West Photography.

Moonrise over West Maui in summer. Courtesy photo, credit: Joanne West Photography.

By Maui Now Staff

The Friends of Mokuʻula announced the premiere of a new educational and Hawaiian cultural series, Mokuʻula by Moonlight, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

As the full moon rises over Mauna Kahalawai in West Maui at 7:10 p.m., the Mokuʻula/Mokuhinia restoration site in Lahaina will be in the spotlight.

During this free program, beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will be treated to moʻolelo (storytelling) by lineal descendants of Mokuʻula in the Ahupuaʻa Waineʻe, Moku O Lahaina.

They will share their manaʻo (thoughts) of how life was in early 20th century Lahaina.

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Once the moon rises overhead, live musical entertainment will begin. Maui’s Ata Damasco, will host the program as emcee and join friends in a kanikapila style jam session.

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Mokuʻula by Moonlight will be held on the lawn next to the Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Beach Park, 525 Front Street, Lahaina.

Limited seating will be provided for kūpuna; and blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

The series will continue bimonthly on the evening of fullest moon.

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