Kaio to be featured guest for Hula Voices

  • Courtesy photo Kumu hula Pele Kaio will be the featured guest for Hula Voices at the Volcano Art Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The Volcano Art Center’s 2019 Hula Voices series concludes Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The November program features kumu hula Pele Kaio with moderator Desiree Moana Cruz.

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From Hawaii Community College UNUKUPUKUPU, Kaio combines ancestral knowledge with the rigors of academia as a lecturer at HCC. In the Hawaiian Studies program, hula is more than just the performative folk culture of Hawaii, the dancers/students express hula as a process for deep inner reflection and analysis. Through hula, they define and exercise their unique contribution to the world.

Hula Voices is an oral history project, presenting engaging, intimate talk story sessions with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners and musicians as they share their hula genealogy, traditions, protocols and experiences. The program takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees apply.

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This will be the final Hula Voices offering for 2019; the series will return in January 2020.

For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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