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Connected to the Past: Keeping Hawaiian Traditions Alive Through Hula

Connected to the Past: Keeping Hawaiian Traditions Alive Through Hula “To see through the fragments of time to the full power of the original being ... that is a function of art.” —Mythologist Joseph Campbell In Hawai`i, art has often been a powerful vehicle connecting the Hawaiian people to their past and inspiring us all through its truth-telling and beauty. This is seen in the work of the state’s painters, wood carvers, sculptors, weavers, and more. And it is particularly apparent in the songs (mele), chants (oli), and hula dances that reach deep into the soul of the Hawaiian culture, both keeping its ancient traditions alive and telling its

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Hula to the World

Hula to the World Nani Lim-Yap is one of Hawai`i’s foremost practitioners of traditional dance, both as a dancer and as a kumu hula (master instructor). Though she has performed at Waikoloa Beach Resort on occasion, it is with the troupe she co-led with her sister Leialoha, Halau Na Lei O Kaholoku, that Nani is perhaps most well known. The halau won multiple awards at the Merrie Monarch Festival over the years, and along with her illustrious and talented family — including her well-known siblings Sonny Lim and Lorna Lim — she performs around the world, bringing Hawaiian hula, chant, and song to enchanted

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New Directions

New Directions At this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival, Nani’s current halau, Manaola — formed in 2016 and named after her son — will be performing what for them will be a more modern story. It is based on the legacy of Queen Kapi‘olani (1834 – 1899) who was known for her philanthropy and deep commitment to the health, education, and well-being of the Hawaiian people in a time when huge social and cultural changes were sweeping over the islands. “We go to Merrie Monarch to tell stories that have never been told before,” Nani says. “This year we will be telling the story of

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Amer Ari Invitational

Amer Ari Invitational The 27th annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament was contested over the Waikoloa Kings’ Course In early February, with Oklahoma State emerging as the champion in decisive fashion. The Cowboys took the lead on the second day of play and never relinquished it, propelled by the strong play of Viktor Hovland (-12), Matthew Wolff (-12), and Hayden Wood (-11). Texas Tech finished second, and the USC Trojans came in third. The individual champion was Justin Suh of USC (-13), who bested Hovland and Wolff by a single stroke. “It was an awesome tournament, with some truly great players and

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Asian Fest

Asian Fest Lions and Taiko drums helped welcome the Chinese “Year of the Dog” at the exciting “Asian Fest” at Queens’ MarketPlace on Friday, February 2. The event was marked by the high energy of vibrant Lion Dancers and driving rhythms of drums from around the world. And as they do every year, revelers had their lycee (red envelope) ready with “lettuce” to feed the Lion and ensure good health and fortune in 2018. More than Chinese New Year, Asian Fest brought together the fun and fascinating Far East traditions that came to Hawai`i and are still inspiring residents and visitors from

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