The 12th Annual Hula Ho’olauna Aloha festival will once again bring together Japan and Hawai‘i in honor of hula’s traditional customs and vibrant culture for a celebration. On Saturday, July 6, from 10am to 6pm Kahala Mall will be hosting a hula exhibition featuring 45 performances. Multi-Nā Hōku Hanohano Award winner and Kumu Manu Boyd will make a special appearance around 12:45 p.m. Boyd is a poet, singer, songwriter and formerly with popular Hawaiian group Ho‘okena.
Created in 2002, the festival celebrates Japan’s love for the hula in its birthplace, while bridging the two cultures through dance and friendship. More than 500 dancers, family, friends and hula enthusiasts are expected to attend!