january, 2020

2020sun12jan5:00 pm7:00 pmKe'ala'Iliahi: Fragrant Offering of Aloha5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way Kahului, HI 96732 Event Organized By: Maui Arts and Cultural Center


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Ke’ala’Iliahi: Fragrant Offering of Aloha

Sunday, Jan 12 2020, 5:00 PM

Castle Theater

With its first classes starting in November of 2004, Hālau Kekuaokalā’au’ala’iliahi, under the direction of ‘Iliahi and Haunani Paredes, began its hula journey with 75 brave haumāna who were willing to give the young and inexperienced pair of Kumu Hula a chance.

Now, 15 years later and with over 300 haumāna, ‘Iliahi and Haunani look back over their many blessings: lives have been interwoven and hearts touched; an ‘ohana flourishes.

Hālau Kekuaokalā’au’ala’iliahi humbly presents Ke’ala’Iliahi, a fragrant offering of aloha celebrating 15 wonderful years of hula: sharing mele, hula, and stories from their lei of memories, and honoring those who have made lasting impressions on their lives.

A preshow program starts at 3 pm in the courtyard, with entertainment, silent/live auctions, and a Hawaiian arts & craft marketplace.



(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way Kahului, HI 96732


Maui Arts and Cultural Center808-242-ARTS (2787) One Cameron Way Kahului, HI 96732

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  • The ‘okina, which is typographically represented as a reversed apostrophe. In spoken Hawaiian, the ‘okina indicates a glottal stop, or clean break between vowels. If your browser supports this display (and it may not, depending on browser type and settings), an ‘okina should look like this: ‘. If browsing conditions do not support this display, you might be seeing a box, a blank space, or odd-looking character instead.
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