‘Imiloa presents Merrie Monarch cultural enrichment programs

Courtesy photo Papakolea’s finest, the Asing ohana — Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, ʻAina Asing and Puka Asing — performs Friday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Courtesy photo Na kumu Aulii Mitchell, Mauliola Cook and Kaponoai Molitau will bring stories to life through hula kiʻi on Thursday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Courtesy photo Kimo Alama Keaulana will present Ilalaole Hula Tradition on Thursday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Courtesy image “The Battle Of Kuamoʻo,” performed by students from Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii High School, will be presented Wednesday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

In celebration of the 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is hosting three days of cultural enrichment programming Wednesday through Friday, April 24-26. This series is organized annually at ‘Imiloa to complement and honor Merrie Monarch’s major purpose — the perpetuation, preservation and promotion of the art of hula and Hawaiian culture through education.