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Hoʻoulu i Nā Mele

A panel discussion with esteemed haku mele

There are no longer any performances available for this show.

McCoy Studio Theater

As a part of "The MACC's Maui Wildfires Benefit Series" a portion of the proceeds will go towards The Maui Strong Fund organized by the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation that focuses on rapid response and working with local
non-profits to understand community needs.

The 2023 Kū Mai Ka Hula competition weekend begins with a panel discussion with esteemed haku mele which includes, Kumu Hula Kamaka Kukona, Kumu Hula Pueo Pata, and Zachary Alakaʻi Lum & Anela Uʻilani Tanigawa-Lum, composers of mele Hawaiʻi, and facilitated by Maui’s own Kumu Hula Hōkūlani Holt.

In this special presentation we explore the various inspiration or personal muses that are essential to each when composing music, as well as, to those kumu hula who choreograph those mele.

Also included in this evening are special performances by participating Maui Kumu Hula and their hālau that include Pā`ū O Hi`iaka, Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi, and Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu.

For more information on the main Kū Mai Ka Hula competition, click HERE

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the McCoy Courtyard. See Full Menu HERE

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