THE MERWIN CONSERVANCY PRESENTS PUALANI KANAHELE IN THE GREEN ROOM

  • Date: June 9, 2017
  • Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center
  • One Cameron Way
  • Kahului, HI 96732
  • http://www.mauiarts.org
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Box Office
808-242-7469
info@mauiarts.org
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The Merwin Conservancy presents Hawaiian cultural expert and living treasure, Dr. Pualani Kanakaole-Kanahele. Born in Keaukaha on the Big Island, “Pua” was reared in the traditions of her ancestors and has been highly influential in the resurgence of Hawaiian practices and interest in all things Hawaiian. Daughters of the late hula and chant master, Edith Kanakaole, Pua and her sister Nalani have led the world-renowned classical Hawaiian cultural dance and dance group, Halau o Kekuhi. In 1995, Pua cowrote and directed the first opera-length stage hula drama, Holo Mai Pele, based on the Hawaiian literary saga of Pele and Hiiaka. She codirected the film version for the PBS’s Great Performance series, whose production won a 2001 CINE Award-Golden Eagle for excellence in film production. Among her many audio books and articles is Puka Kamaehu, a compact disk recording nominated in the Hawaiian music category for the 2005 Grammy Awards.

THE MERWIN CONSERVANCY PRESENTS PUALANI KANAHELE IN THE GREEN ROOM