(Media release) â€” Kumu Hula Nalani Kanakaâ€˜ole for Sig Zane Designs premiers a new, exciting line of distinctive aloha wear for women with â€œHÅkÅ« MÄlamaâ€ an elegant brunch and fashion show, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Monarchy Ballroom.
Part of Waikoloa Beach Resortâ€™s 4th Annual Hawaiian Cultural Weekend and Hawaii Island Festivals 30 Days of Aloha, the show introduces â€œHÅkÅ« MÄlamaâ€ to the Big Island and the world with a fashion splash.Â The program includes music by Na Palapalai, 18-time NÄ HÅkÅ« Hanohano award-winners, and â€œmagicalâ€ arrangers of traditional songs for todayâ€™s listeners, trendsetters in the falsetto style of haâ€˜i haâ€˜i.
The Hawaiian Cultural Weekend and Hawaii Island Festival, carry on the longstanding tradition begun with â€œAloha Weekâ€ in the 1950â€™s, celebrating Hawaiiâ€™s unique history, music, style and cuisine with a fun series of cultural events, designed to delight audiences of all ages.Â The celebration kicks off with the big, beautiful Big Island pageantry of the Ms. Aloha Nui Gala on Friday, honoring women with â€œsupersizedâ€ aloha, talent and grace.
On Saturday, itâ€™s everybodyâ€™s favorite Poke Contest with tastings of â€œHawaiiâ€™s Soul Food.â€Â Home cooks and top chefs vie for the championship, mixing it up with inspired interpretation of the traditional snack made with bite-sized raw fish, creatively seasoned with worlds of ingredients and imagination.Â Saturday night, the 19th Annual Clyde â€œKindyâ€ Sproat Falsetto & Storytelling Contest spotlights the talents of male singers who lift their voice into the upper register and captivate the audience with the stories behind the songs.
Sundayâ€™s Hawaiian Elegance Fashion Show Brunch is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for a Big Island audience to experience a brand-new style of contemporary womenâ€™s wear, created by Kumu Hula Nalani Kanakaâ€˜ole for Sig Zane Designs, the well-known island designer of signature aloha fashions. Read more