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05.Jul.2009 Shakin' It Up: Hula Halau Makanani puts on a super summer show at the Kona International Marketplace

Under the sunny skies, Hula Halau Makanani dancers, under the direction of Kumu Hula Lona Warner, took the stage June 6 at the Kona International Market for their annual summer show. Approximately 20 wahine and six kane performed, showcasing a variety of Polynesian implements, traditional dress and dance styles. From the Islands of Hawaii, there […]

05.Jun.2009 Summer Hula Program

Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes, coaches, families and friends, as well as dancers in Halau Makanani, are invited to a special summer hula show Saturday, June 6, at the Kona International Market Place. Attendees are asked to wear their favorite aloha attire and watch a fantastic polynesian program, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the front […]

06.Jul.2008 BUST A MOVE

About 20 members of the Hula Halau Makanani – Kona Class performed a variety of dances June 14 at Kona United Methodist Church. The halau, led by kumu Lona Warner, wowed the cheering audience of families and friends. “Our Special Olympics kane did a great job,” said Nikki Cleintuar, longtime volunteer for Special Olympics West […]

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31.May.2008 HOOKED ON HULA

By Carolyn Lucas | SOWH Online Communications Director Hula is a way of life. It has preserved history through oral tradition and expressed the soul of spirituality. Every movement has a specific meaning and every expression is of great significance. The sacred chants communicated with the gods, recorded genealogy and events. Hula honored the Hawaiian […]

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