NA Wai Chamber Choir in Concert
Join Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on a musical journey that honors the music of historic and modern day mana wahine. Based in Honolulu, Na Wai Chamber Choir is a professional vocal ensemble that preserves, propagates and innovates the legacy of Hawaiian choral music. Hilo native, Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan, will lead the ensemble on its annual kau wela tour. This presentation of part of the national park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium
Hawaiians used koko (carrying nets) for hanging calabashes, and usually made them from sennit. Koko pu‘alu, a style reserved for the common classes, used the basic umi‘i, or fisherman’s know. Bring your water bottle or pick one up at the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association store and make your very own customized koko. Part of the national park’s ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 22
Where: Kilauea Visitor Center lanai