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Keiki Hula Festival to celebrate 15th year

By Staff | Jul 18, 2013

Eight halau will perform at Lahaina Cannery Mall’s 15th annual Keiki Hula Festival this weekend.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Cannery Mall will host its 15th annual Keiki Hula Festival on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21.

This free, two-day cultural event will feature halau from across the island presenting richly choreographed kahiko (ancient) and auana (modern) hula that express the traditional values of Hawaii and the Pacific islands.

The weekend celebration also features Hawaiian artisans and crafters demonstrating lei making, weaving, wood carving and other traditional skills.

Halau will take the stage every other hour beginning at 11 a.m., with the last performance at 5 p.m. each day.

Saturday’s lineup includes Hui Lanakila at 11 a.m., Te Tiare Patitifa at 1 p.m., Manutea Productions at 3 p.m. and Na Kamali’i Nani O Lahaina at 5 p.m.

On Sunday, Na Kamali’i O Ke Akua will take the stage at 11 a.m., followed by Te Tiare Patitifa at 1 p.m., Na Pua Melia at 3 p.m. and Hui Lanakila at 5 p.m.

For information, call 661-5304, go to www.LahainaCanneryMall.com or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter or Facebook.