Tuesday | January 16, 2018
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Hula Voices: VAC launching series of talks with Big Island practitioners

Volcano Art Center’s 2018 Hula Voices series will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday featuring an interview with hula practitioner Joshua No‘eau Kalima, alaka‘i to kumu hula Nahokuokalani Gaspang of Halau Hula ‘O Kahikilaulani.

These free, educational offerings will occur regularly on the first Thursday of each month at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hula Voices presents an engaging, intimate talk-story session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners, as they share their hula genealogy, traditions, protocols, experiences and inspirations for songs, chants and choreography.

Rooted in the value of aloha, Kalima has practiced hula since the age of 4. He was raised in hula with teachings from various kumu hula, allowing him to travel statewide and beyond Hawaii’s shores to share the Hawaiian culture. A recent college graduate of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, he is well-versed not only in hula, but lei making, falsetto singing, floral design and more.

For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

 

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