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 ‘Aiea Hālau To Perform At Virtual Prince Lot Hula Festival
The hālau’s ‘auana mele,
Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai, Alo- ha Ē, was a favorite of kumu Lilinoe’s aunty and mentor, the late Joan Lindsey. Com- posed by kumu hula Michael Lanakila Casupang, it shares the true meaning of aloha ... Send love out
 ‘Aiea hālau hula Ka Pā Nani ‘O Lilinoe, led by kumu hula Lilinoe Lindsey, will perform in Moanalua Gardens Foundation’s vir- tual 44th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival premiering from7to9p.m.Oct.28 (Thursday) on KHON2.
Rebroadcasts will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31 on KHII; from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 on KHON2; and from 5 to7p.m.onNov.7onCW. The presenting sponsors are Kamehameha Schools and Central Pacific Bank.
hālau hula with special mes- sages of aloha from each kumu.
islands on his steamer, the Kīlauea. He sent food and supplies to support Hālawa on Moloka‘i.
our shores so they can watch it in the security of their homes,” states Alika Jamile, executive director and presi- dent of MGF.
Ka Pā Nani ‘O Lilinoe will perform ‘auana (con- temporary) and kahiko (tra- ditional) hula mele in honor of Lindsey, who is MGF’s 2021 Malia Kau Award re- cipient. Given solely to kumu hula, the award rec- ognizes teachers who have dedicated their life’s work to the perpetuation of our hula traditions.
The island was a special place for the king who visit- ed often and remains an hon-
Founded in 1978, the festi- val honors Prince Lot Kapuāi- wa, who helped reprise hula in Moanalua and reigned as Kamehameha V from 1863 to 1872. This year’s festival themeisEHuliAloIKaUlu Lā. Ua Ao; with the rising of the sun, a new day dawns.
  The two-hour program will also be livestreamed on la-festival and KHON’s YouTube channel (youtube. com/khonnewshawaii.)
Instead of a live in-per- son event, this year’s virtual festival was filmed at his- toric Queen Emma Summer Palace in compliance with state and county COVID-19 guidelines. It features nine
and love returns.
Their kahiko mele,
Ka Huaka‘i, is a tribute to Lot Kapuāiwa, King Kamehameha V, and his travel around the
The virtual festival will pre- miere on Moanalua Gardens Foundation’s Facebook page on Nov. 15 and on its You- Tube channel with additional scenes on Dec. 11, Kapuāi- wa’s birthday.
  ored ali‘i there.
“While we cannot safe-
A nonprofit organization founded in 1970, MGF is con- tinuing to fundraise to pay for the production and people can help by going to moanalua- to make a donation or become a member.
ly gather together in person during the pandemic, we wanted to bring our pro- gram of aloha through hula to the families and kūpuna here in Hawai‘i and beyond
                (Above) ‘Aiea hālau hula Ka Pā Nani ‘O Lilinoe performs ‘auana (contemporary) and kahiko (traditional) hula mele at Moanalua Gardens Foundation’s virtual 44th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival Oct. 28 on KHON2. (Inset) Kumu hula Lilinoe Lindsey PHOTOS COURTESY MOANALUA GARDENS FOUNDATION
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