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KAUAʻI MOKIHANA FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 22-28, 2019

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 22, 2019 | 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 23, 2019 | 7 PM

HISTORIC WAIMEA THEATRE

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary as a founding event of the Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival, 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.

EŌ, E LILIʻU

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | 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.

NĀ WAIHOʻOLUʻU

NATURAL DYES

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | 5 PM
LILIʻUOKALALNI TRUST - KĪPUKA KAUAʻI

Ever wondered how Hawaiians made the colors that make up the designs we see on kapa? In collaboration for the Kaua‘i Mokihana Festival, OHA Kauaʻi, the Mālie Foundation and Liliʻuokalani Trust – Kīpuka, Kauaʻi welcomes

Kumu Hula Kaponoʻai Molitau to Kauaʻi to share his experience and manaʻo on the Hawaiian cultural practice of waihoʻoluʻu (color, dye, colorful liquid). We will explore the making of natural dyes using plants and sea animals and will feature a hands-on opportunity for participants. For information on this event, please contact OHA’s Community Outreach Coordinator D. Kaliko Santos at (808) 241-3390 or Maka Herrod at (808) 651-1868.

NĀ WAIWAI NIU

EAT, DRINK & WEAVE COCONUT

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | 5 PM
LYDGATE BEACH PARK (BIG PAVILION)

OHA Kauaʻi, in partnership with the Mālie Foundation, presents a cultural workshop featuring an important "canoe plant" – ka niu – the coconut. Kauaʻi's own, Eugene Onio Punzal - a coconut master weaver - will be sharing moʻolelo and history of niu and experience why the niu was a foundational to a thriving early Hawaiian society.  One plant--many uses. This workshop will offer a hands-on opportunity to learn to weave a coconut project from its leaves … to the breaking open of the coconut for its water for a refreshing drink… to harvesting its meat for food. For information on this event, please contact OHA’s Community Outreach Coordinator D. Kaliko Santos at (808) 241-3390 or Maka Herrod at (808) 651-1868.

HULA COMPETITION

SOLO/GROUP KAHIKO NEI

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | 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 27, 2019 | 10 AM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL

HULA COMPETITION

GROUP ʻAUANA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 | 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 28, 2019 | 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