The following media release is courtesy Keauhou Beach Resort:
Keauhou Beach Resort Doubles the Celebration with The 5th Annual E Mau Ana Ka Hula & Makahiki Festival
(Guests are treated to a fun, family-friendly, educational, and enjoyable cultural event)
KAILUA-KONA, BIG ISLAND, HAWAII – Keauhou Beach Resort is proud to once again present the 5th Annual E Mau Ana Ka Hula (“The Hula is perpetuated”) and this year the program coincides with the inaugural Makahiki Festival for a double celebration elevating the cultural experience. The two-day event scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2011, and Saturday, November 19, 2011, respectively, will keep everyone engaged with hula workshops, hula performances, health & wellness exhibits and expos, and more.
The E Mau Ana Ka Hula kicks off on Friday, with three scheduled hula workshops starting from 1:00 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. in the Keauhou Beach Resort Ballroom. Space is limited and minimal fees apply for the workshops. Interested participants can register via email at email@example.com or call 808-640-1384.
On Saturday, the festival will feature the E Mau Ana Ka Hula Celebration with various presentations at the Keauhou Beach Resort Royal Luau Grounds. This special celebration pays tribute to King David Kalakaua, the “Merrie Monarch” with both “kahiko” (ancient) or “hula auana” (modern) hula performances performed by various Hula Halau from Hawai’i, Japan and Europe, including:
Kumu Keala Ching, Ka Pā Hula Nā Wai Iwi Ola
Kumu Bobo Palacat, Nā Pua Ha’aheo o Kona
Kumu Lori Lei Shirakawa, Lori Lei’s Hula Studio
Kumu Nalani Kanaka’ole-Zane, Hālau o Kekuhi
Kumu Wayne Takemoto, Kaulaokalani o Kona
Kumu Bulla Kailiwai, Hālau Kukuimalamalama o Kona
Kumu Hulali Solomon-Covington, Beamer Solomon Hālau O Po’ohala
Kumu ‘Ulalia Berman-Ka’ai, ‘Ulalia School of Hawaiian Dance
Kumu Ki’iwaikapu Hoapili & Kumu Aulani Young, Aulani’s Hula Hālau
Kumu Meleana Manuel, Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani o Mauna Loa
Kumu Iwalani Kalima, Hula Hālau o Kou Lima Nani e
In conjunction with the E Mau Ana Ka Hula celebration, the Makahiki Festival will take place on the same day which includes exhibits by the Hawaii Healing Garden and Hawaii Health Expo, Makahiki games, cultural activities, cooking demonstrations, music and much more! Various vendors will be featuring quality handmade Hawaiian crafts and delectable foods. Both events are free and open to the public, so be sure to bring the whole family down to what is sure to be a fun event! For more festival information, visit www.emauanakahula.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-638-0888.
Keauhou Beach Resort is an oceanfront hotel on the sunny Kona Coast of Hawaii Island. Ocean tide pools with gentle sea turtles and gardens with native Hawaiian flowers and trees are part of the resort’s beautiful natural surroundings. Special room rates are available starting from $99 per night. For more information or reservations, please call (808) 324-2515, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.