2020

2020 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival


Moanalua Gardens Foundation’s Virtual
Prince Lot Hula Festival Will Premiere
Thursday, November 5 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2

Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is proud to announce the premiere of the virtual 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival on Thursday, November 5 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2. The two-hour program will be live streamed on www.khon2.com and KHON’s YouTube channel. It will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 7 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2, and on Sunday, November 8, from 8 to 10 pm on sister station KHII. The Presenting Sponsor is Hawai’i Tourism.

Instead of a live in-person event, this year’s first virtual festival was filmed at historic Queen Emma Summer Palace and features eleven hālau hula in an inspiring program of hula with special messages of aloha from each kumu. Founded in 1978, the festival honors Prince Lot Kapuāiwa, who helped reprise hula in Moanalua and reigned as Kamehameha V from 1863 to 1872.

“While we cannot safely gather together in person during the pandemic, we wanted to bring our program of aloha through hula to the families and kūpuna here in Hawai’i and beyond our shores so they can watch it in the security of their homes,” said Alika Jamile, Executive Director and President of Moanalua Gardens Foundation.

The program will showcase a mixture of both kahiko and ‘auana dances with hālau performing at various locations at the Queen Emma Summer Palace in compliance with State and County COVID-19 guidelines. Veteran producer and senior media producer of the Merrie Monarch Festival for 27 years, David Kalama of Kalama Productions is producing the show presented by Moanalua Gardens Foundation.

A highlight of the show will be a special performance by MGF’s Malia Kau Award recipient Kumu Hula Leimomi Ho and Keali’ika’apunihonua Ke’ena A’o Hula.

The virtual festival will premiere on Moanalua Gardens Foundation’s Facebook site on Monday, November 16 and on their YouTube channel with additional vignettes on Tuesday, December 1.

“We are deeply grateful to our loyal sponsors who are helping to make this broadcast possible,” said Jamile. They include Presenting Sponsor Hawai’i Tourism as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Nakila & Marti Steele Family Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, The Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, The Queen’s Health Systems, PA’I Foundation, Matson Navigation and others.

A non-profit organization founded in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is committed to preserving and perpetuating the native culture and environment of Hawai’i through stewardship of Kamananui Valley and celebration of the Prince Lot Hula Festival. MGF is continuing to fundraise to pay for the production and people can help by Clicking Here to Make Donation or become a member.


 

2020 Halau Performing

43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival
Hālau Performance Schedule

 

Hālau Kumu Hula Location
Nā Pualei o Likolehua Niuli’i Heine Kapālama, O’ahu
Ka Hale I o Kāhala Hālau Hula Leimomi I Maldonado Kāhala, O’ahu
Ka Pā Nani ‘O Lilinoe Lilinoe Lindsey Mānana, O’ahu
Hālau Hula ‘O Kaleipuaimilia Makalapua Bernard Wai’ānae, O’ahu
Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima Victoria Holt Takamine Kapālama, O’ahu
Keali’ika’apunihonua Ke’ena A’o Hula Leimomi Ho Pālolo, O’ahu
Ka Lei ‘Ilima Kau Po’ohiwi Kamana’o Manoi-Hyde Wai’ānae, O’ahu
Hālau Hula Ka No’eau Michael Pili Pang Pāwa’a, O’ahu
Hālau Hula ‘O Nāmakahūlali Shirley Kanemura Recca Maunalua, O’ahu
Hālau Hula Kukunaokala Elsie Ryder Moloka’i and Kalihi, Kaneohe, O’ahu
Hālau Kilipohe Nā Lei Lehua Kalikolehua Cooke and Sky Kanoelani Gora Kāneohe, O’ahu
 Check back soon to view Halau History and Background. 

Note: Order of performance are subject to change.

   

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2020 Festival Announcement

Moanalua Gardens Foundation Announces Partnership
With KHON2 for Virtual 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival

Instead of a live in-person event, I Ulu Nō Ka Lālā I Ke Kumu, Youth blossoms from a strong foundation, the 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival, is moving to a televised program on KHON2. The virtual festival will premiere on Thursday, November 5 from 7 to 9 pm, announced Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF), the festival’s producer. Founded in 1978, the festival honors Prince Lot Kapuāiwa, who helped reprise hula in Moanalua and reigned as Kamehameha V from 1863 to 1872.

The two-hour virtual festival will also be live streamed globally and rebroadcast Saturday, November 7 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2 and Sunday, November 8 from 8 to 10 pm on sister station KHII. It can also be viewed later on MGF’s YouTube channel, along with additional vignettes that could not be included in the television program.

“While we cannot safely gather together in person during the pandemic, we wanted to bring our program of aloha through hula to the families and kūpuna here in Hawai’i and beyond our shores so they can watch it in the security of their homes,” said Alika Jamile, Executive Director and President of Moanalua Gardens Foundation.

Eleven hālau hula will be featured in the telecast showing a mixture of kahiko and ‘auana dances. Each hālau will be filmed separately at various locations at the Queen Emma Summer Palace in compliance with State and County COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that all participants are protected. Veteran producer and senior media producer for the Merrie Monarch Festival for 27 years, David Kalama of Kalama Productions will be producing the show.

“We are excited to be partnering with KHON2 on this special telecast which will include messages of aloha from our participating kumu hula,” Jamile stated. More information will be posted on KHON2’s and MGF’s websites and social media platforms as it becomes available.

“On behalf of the KHON2 ‘Ohana, we are honored to be part of the 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival. We believe it is so important to perpetuate the native Hawaiian culture and share with viewers on-air, and on-line, the beauty and art of hula. Especially during this time, we need to elevate and recognize the importance of our traditions and our history” said Kristina Lockwood, Vice President and General Manager of KHON2.

“We are deeply grateful to our loyal sponsors who are helping to make this broadcast possible,” said Jamile. To date, they include the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, Matson Navigation and The Queen’s Health Systems. Other funders include the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. MGF is continuing to fundraise to pay for the production and people can help by going to www.kickstarter.com or click here to make a donation.

A non-profit organization founded in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is committed to preserving and perpetuating the native culture and environment of Hawai’i through stewardship of Kamananui Valley and celebration of the Prince Lot Hula Festival. MGF relies on grants and donations to produce the festival. To make a donation or become a member please click here.


 

2020 Mahalo

Mahalo a nui loa to our loyal sponsors for helping to make this year’s virtual 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival possible!

But more help is needed! Please join these generous contributors by making your donation now!


 

2020 Prince Lot Hula Festival will be televised


Moanalua Gardens Foundation’s Virtual
Prince Lot Hula Festival Will Premiere
Thursday, November 5 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2

Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is proud to announce the premiere of the virtual 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival on Thursday, November 5 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2. The two-hour program will be live streamed on www.khon2.com and KHON’s YouTube channel. It will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 7 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2, and on Sunday, November 8, from 8 to 10 pm on sister station KHII. The Presenting Sponsor is Hawai’i Tourism.

Instead of a live in-person event, this year’s first virtual festival was filmed at historic Queen Emma Summer Palace and features eleven hālau hula in an inspiring program of hula with special messages of aloha from each kumu. Founded in 1978, the festival honors Prince Lot Kapuāiwa, who helped reprise hula in Moanalua and reigned as Kamehameha V from 1863 to 1872.

“While we cannot safely gather together in person during the pandemic, we wanted to bring our program of aloha through hula to the families and kūpuna here in Hawai’i and beyond our shores so they can watch it in the security of their homes,” said Alika Jamile, Executive Director and President of Moanalua Gardens Foundation.

The program will showcase a mixture of both kahiko and ‘auana dances with hālau performing at various locations at the Queen Emma Summer Palace in compliance with State and County COVID-19 guidelines. Veteran producer and senior media producer of the Merrie Monarch Festival for 27 years, David Kalama of Kalama Productions is producing the show presented by Moanalua Gardens Foundation.

A highlight of the show will be a special performance by MGF’s Malia Kau Award recipient Kumu Hula Leimomi Ho and Keali’ika’apunihonua Ke’ena A’o Hula.

The virtual festival will premiere on Moanalua Gardens Foundation’s Facebook site on Monday, November 16 and on their YouTube channel with additional vignettes on Tuesday, December 1.

“We are deeply grateful to our loyal sponsors who are helping to make this broadcast possible,” said Jamile. They include Presenting Sponsor Hawai’i Tourism as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Nakila & Marti Steele Family Fund of the Hawai’i Community Foundation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, The Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, The Queen’s Health Systems, PA’I Foundation, Matson Navigation and others.

A non-profit organization founded in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is committed to preserving and perpetuating the native culture and environment of Hawai’i through stewardship of Kamananui Valley and celebration of the Prince Lot Hula Festival. MGF is continuing to fundraise to pay for the production and people can help by Clicking Here to Make Donation or become a member.


 

2020 Prince Lot Hula Festival – Televised Broadcast

COMING IN THE FALL!

A VIRTUAL PRINCE LOT HULA FESTIVAL

I Ulu Nō Ka Lālā I Ke Kumu, Youth blossoms from a strong foundation, the 43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival, will feature a televised broadcast this Fall!

We were hoping we could celebrate with you in person on July 18 and 19 but COVID-19 restrictions will not allow us to gather this year. Instead of a live festival, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) will present an exciting broadcast this Fall of celebrated hālau hula filmed for television and live streamed globally. A new YouTube channel will show the program on demand with footage of additional highlights.

We’ll be sharing more news on facebook and on www.moanaluagardensfoundation.org soon.

Mahalo for your understanding!

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