We would like to send out a big MAHALO NUI LOA for all of you who came out to our 10th Annual Hapa Haole Hula and Music Festival. This year was our 10th year for our Hapa Haole Festival, so we invited back our past contestants to hula for us once again. It was a magical night with performances from Kawaiolaonapukanileo, HYOC, Sacred Hearts Academy, Lauren Williams, Rina Ochiai, Dereck Kami, Ka Hale I o Kahala (Kumu Hula Leimomi Maldonado), Kaleinani Scoggins, Aunty Kealoha Kalama, Mahela Ichinose, Halau Hula Mai ka Puuwai a ka Manao (Kumu Hula Pam Divine), Paul Shimomoto, Lori Concepcion, Charlene Kuulei Hazlewood, Sandra Tacadena, Noelani Goldstein, Kaloku Holt and Pua Alii Ilima! So much talent on one stage!
Stay tuned to see when the 11th Annual Hapa Haole Hula and Music Festival will be. Next year we are planning on it to be a competition year, but stay tuned and we will keep you posted!
Again, MAHALO NUI LOA for those of you who came out and made that night a truly special night!