Prince Kuhio Festival 2016

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Prince Kuhio Festival 2016

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March 25, 2016 to March 27, 2016 All Day

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Learn about Kauai’s rich history and culture with an array of events celebrating Prince Johah Kuhio Kalanianaole. Born on the south side of Kauai, Prince Kuhio was known as the “Prince of the People” for his efforts as a statesman perpetuating Hawaiian cultural values and the Hawaiian people.

The festival celebrates his legacy with a multitude of interactive educational sessions about Hawaiian cultural practices, arts and crafts. Sampling local foods, hearing “talk story” sessions, live, local music + entertainment and viewing commemorative ceremonies are also part of the schedule.

Experts in salt-making, lei-making, coconut and lau hala weaving, healing arts, poi pounding and hula kahiko among others will be on hand at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa to teach Native Hawaiian cultural practices. Evening entertainment will also be provided throughout the Festival.

Friday, March 25 9:00am – Opening Protocol Ceremony (Lobby / Seaview Terrace) ‘Oli and Dance paying tribute and honor the birthday of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole 9:30am – 4:00pm: Craft Fair, Cultural Demonstrations, and Entertainment (Lobby / Seaview Terrace) Hawaiian cultural and art practices, including weaving, working with kalo (taro), making tapa (kapa), creation of kupe’e (bracelets). Learn some of these practices through hands-on teaching sessions. Crafters will be on hand selling goods and products made on Kaua‘i. Be entertained by the sweet harmony and sounds of Hawaiian Music throughout the day.

Saturday, March 26 Hawaiian Entertainment Seaview Terrace – Open to the Public; Seating is limited 6:00PM: Torchlighting Ceremony 7:00PM: Musical Duo will share beautiful Hawaiian music as keiki hula (children’s hula) is performed 8:00PM: Special performance by upcoming Hawaiian Musical Group: Keauhou Seating on first come, first serve basis.

Sunday, March 27 9:00am – Tsunami Taiko Drumming (Lobby Atrium) Let the young drummers share with you their love of playing traditional Japanese drums, let the drums set the tone for the day. 9:00am – 4:00pm: Craft Fair, Cultural Demonstrations, and Entertainment (Lobby / Seaview Terrace) Hawaiian cultural and art practices, including weaving, working with kalo (taro), making tapa (kapa), creation of kupe’e (bracelets). Learn some of these practices through hands-on teaching sessions. Crafters will be on hand selling good and products made on Kaua‘i. Be entertained by the sweet harmony and sounds of Hawaiian Music throughout the day. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

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