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‘Moku‘ula by Moonlight’ to debut July 1

By Staff | Jun 25, 2015

LAHAINA – The Friends of Moku’ula is pleased to announce the premiere of a new educational and Hawaiian cultural series, “Moku’ula by Moonlight,” on Wednesday, July 1.

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

During this free program that begins at 6:30 p.m., guests will be treated to mo’olelo (storytelling) by lineal descendants of Moku’ula in Ahupua’a Waine’e, Moku O Lahaina.

They will share their mana’o (thoughts/stories) of how life was in early 20th century Lahaina.

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

“Moku’ula by Moonlight” will be held on the lawn next to Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Beach Park at 525 Front St. in Lahaina.

Limited seating will be provided for kupuna; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. The series will continue bimonthly on the evening of fullest moon.

For more information, call the Friends of Moku’ula office at 661-3659 or e-mail friends@mokuula.com. Updates are available at Mokuula.com/ events and Facebook.com/mokuula.