KAUAʻI MOKIHANA FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2020

A week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture, including educational lectures and music and hula competitions on

the island of Kauaʻi.

HAWAIIAN CHURCH SERVICE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 | 10 AM

KAPAʻA FIRST HAWAIIAN CHURCH

Welcome all as we celebrate with special music; even a little hula now and then in both English and the Hawaiian languages. This event is held at the historic Kapaʻa First Hawaiian Church founded by Queen Deborah Kapule in 1879. Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival volunteers and supporters provide the special music for this service that is open to all residents and visitors. After the service, all are invited to join in refreshments.

KAUAʻI COMPOSERS CONCERT

& CONTEST

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020
VIRTUAL

This event encourages the composition of new music through its various categories including: Hawaiian (must be in the Hawaiian language), Contemporary Hawaiian, Open and Professional. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded. Participants in this contest are inspired by sharing their personal musical creations with the Island’s people and visitors. See official contest rules here

*Deadline is August 30, 2020

EŌ, E LILIʻU

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 | 9 AM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL

A growing and exciting event that allows students in the Hawaiian immersion school programs on Kauaʻi to compete musically by grades with songs in the Hawaiian language.

HULA COMPETITION

SOLO/GROUP KAHIKO NEI

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 | 6 PM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL

This event demonstrates a creative and unique idea in hula in the ancient style (kahiko) with a slight twist of Kaua'i flavor. Newer chants are encouraged by judges. Chants that are 10 years old or less get five bonus points. Three bonus points are given to chants 20 years or younger. Please email Maka for more information.

NĀ LEI PUAʻOLE

FLOWERLESS LEI CONTEST

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 | 10 AM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL

HULA COMPETITION

GROUP ʻAUANA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 | 6 PM

KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL

This is the second evening of hula competition and features Auana, modern hula. This group competition allows the hula school (hālau) to use traditional, borrowed or newly created implements to add a "contemporary" flavor to hula. This event encourages the ingenuity and creativeness of our kumu hula. Categories include Kaikamāhine, Keikikāne, Wāhine, Kāne, Kūpuna and Hui/ʻOhana.

HULA COMPETITION

SOLO ʻAUANA + FINALE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 | 12 NOON

KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL

The finale cannot be missed. First, solo competition enchants the audience. Then, all the competing hālau and audience wait breathlessly to see the winners announced by the judges.

MOKIHANA PASS

The Mokihana Pass was created for those who desire to support the Kauai Mokihana Festival and allows any person to utilize the pass at events listed below. If you are unable to make one or more events, you are welcomed to pass on your MP to someone else. The Mokihana Pass is available for sale at $75.00 per pass. Purchase in advance. The Mokihana Pass is good for admission to all events.

 

MAHALO

Mahalo to the many local businesses, organizations, editors, publications, kumu hula, hālau, judges, ʻukulele players, crafters, contestants, performing artists, committee members, volunteers, guests and visitors who make the annual Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival a pleasurable success for Kauaʻi's art and cultural community!

SPONSORS

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority

County of Kauaʻi Office of Economic Development

Hawaiian Airlines

Kauaʻi Beach Resort

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Liliʻuokallani Trust

Alexander & Baldwin Foundation

Kukuiʻula Development Company, LLC

Grand Pacific Resorts

PARTNERS

Kapaʻa First Hawaiian Church

Garden Island Arts Council

The Ladies of Kawaikahelanimālie

Nā Hui O Kamakaokalani

Hoʻōla Lāhui Hawaiʻi

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Kauaʻi Community College

Jack Harter Helicopters

DONORS

ʻAipoalani Family

T & R Trophies

Joy and Stewart Bradshaw

Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr.

Jamie Pānui-Shigeta

Hālau Hula O Makana Aloha Japan

Hawaiian Culture Club Japan

Love Kelley and ʻOhana

Kaʻanāpali Beach Hotel

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