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Waikoloa News — There’s Hula, And Then There’s Moku O Keawe International Festival Nov. 5-8

Michael Darden photo courtesy of Moku O Keawe International Festival

Michael Darden photo courtesy of Moku O Keawe International Festival

(Media release) — For the fourth year in a row, the Moku O Keawe International Festival presents an exciting and immersive celebration of hula and related arts, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 to Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

The cultural and educational Festival offers kama‘āina, visitors and international participants four days of entertainment and experiences embracing Hawaii’s best-loved art form—in competition, concerts cultural workshops, artisan marketplace and hō‘ike performances including a very special appearance by Amy Hānaiali‘i.

The Moku O Keawe International Festival brings together hālau from Japan and Hawaii in a dance competition with women’s kahiko and ‘auwana divisions, including ensemble and solo kupuna, at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens.  Individual tickets for the competition are $15; a 3-day pass is $35.  Hō‘ike/Concert tickets are $25 in advance, $25 at the gate. Read more