SIA LE AFI...IGNITE THE FIRE

  • Date: 4/28/2017, 4/29/2017
  • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
  • 2605 Kaanapali Pkwy
  • Lahaina, HI 96761
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(808) 877-7627
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Fire knife dancers may be engaged the hottest showdowns coming to Hawaii. The tradition that has its roots in a Samoan war dance will be on display on Maui. Nine contestants will provide plenty of jaw-dropping during the “Sia Le Afi…Ignite the Fire” competition at the Sheraton Maui on April 28 and 29. A panel of expert judges will determine Maui’s top fire knife dancer and award a $5,000 grand prize. Despite its Samoan roots, contemporary performers have added razor-sharp machete blades and fire to entertain guests at many of Hawaii’s popular luaus. Pulefano Galeai, founder of the Oahu event and Samoan cultural expert, will be among the judges on the Sheraton Maui’s spacious lawn, which overlooks Kaanapali Beach and the ocean. Also scoring the contestants will be Ifi Soo, the only person to win the world championship three years in a row (1994 to 1996). On Maui, seating begins at 4:30 p.m. both days. Admission, which includes a luau, starts at $111 for adults and $63 for children. The show alone costs $39 for adults, $22 for youth ages 13 to 20, and $17 for children 12 and under. Info and tickets: (808) 877-7627.

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