Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:00 PM
The Merwin Conservancy presents Hawaiian cultural expert and living treasure, Dr. Pualani Kanaka‘ole-Kanahele.
Born in Keaukaha on the Big Island, “Pua” was reared in the traditions of her ancestors and has been highly influential in the resurgence of Hawaiian practices and interest in all things Hawaiian.
Daughters of the late hula and chant master, Edith Kanaka‘ole, Pua and her sister Nalani have led the world-renowned classical Hawaiian cultural dance and dance group, Halau o Kekuhi.
In 1995, Pua cowrote and directed the first opera-length stage hula drama, Holo Mai Pele, based on the Hawaiian literary saga of Pele and Hi‘iaka.
She codirected the film version for the PBS’s Great Performance series, whose production won a 2001 CINE Award-Golden Eagle for excellence in film production.
Among her many audio books and articles is Puka Kama‘ehu, a compact disk recording nominated in the Hawaiian music category for the 2005 Grammy Awards.
The presentation will be followed by an intimate Q&A with the audience and book signing at a courtyard reception with dessert, champagne, book fair, and live musical entertainment.
Tickets: $25 & $10/special student price w/ID (plus applicable fees).
All attendees are invited to stay for the post-event hosted reception included in the ticket price.
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