By Léo Azambuja

KHSBring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and cultural learning at Lihu‘e United Church today.

As part of Kaua‘i Historical Society’s 100-year anniversary celebrations, the nonprofit is co-sponsoring “The Joyful Voices of Tonga
” event to highlight the Tongan contribution to Kaua‘i.

Donna Stewart, marketing coordinator for KHS, said this South Pacific nation has added to the island’s cultural diversity for more than half a century.

“(Tongans) are not part of the plantation immigration, but they have immigrated here since the 1960s and they have a growing community here,” Stewart said.

Lihue United ChurchToday’s program includes choirs, musicians and dancers from Tongan congregations sharing their spirit and culture.

The stone-wall Church is behind King Auto Center at 4340 Nawiliwili Rd. The family event is free and is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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