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Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival

"Hula is the language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people." - David Kalakaua. Enjoy a day of HULA on Maui with Hawaii made artists, free keiki activities and workshops.

Renowned kumu hula, "Aunty Emma" made it her mission to perpetuate hula and the Hawaiian culture so she created the Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival, which started in conjunction with Na Mele O Maui, a choir contest among Maui County schools, grades K-12, and continues today. Emma was one of the founders of Na Mele and added on a hula festival in her name. Sadly it phased out in early 90's. We honor the renowned, Emma Farden Sharpe, through a celebration of hula, auana (new) and kahiko (old), with a day of free keiki activities, workshops, artisans and a lifetime achievement award dedicated to a pillar in the hula community.

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August 17, 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm
Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center
275 W Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732
Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Daryl Fujiwara

Location: Maui