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

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Welcome all as we celebrate the Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival with a special service with music in both English and Hawaiian. This year's church service will be held virtually in place of its original location

at the historic Kapaʻa First Hawaiian Church founded by Queen Deborah Kapule in 1879.

KAUAʻI COMPOSERS CONCERT

& CONTEST

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 | 6 PM
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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

CULTURAL PRESENTATION

HONORING LILIʻUOKALANI:
HER MOʻOLELO, HER MELE, HER LĀHUI 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 | 6 PM
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Featuring Kumu Maka Herrod, Kumu Leihiʻilani Kirkpatrick and Lady Ipo Kahaunaele.

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CULTURAL PRESENTATION

E MAU ANA KA PUANA MELE INOA -
CONTINUING MELE INOA TRADITIONS
KING KAUMUALIʻI, QUEEN LILIʻUOKALANI
AND PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 | 6 PM
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Mele inoa (name songs that honor people) is a long-standing genre of Hawaiian poetry that goes back centuries. While each is personal to the honoree, there are meiwi, or poetic and stylistic devices that have continued over time. This presentation looks at three specific examples for leaders across three centuries: Kauaʻi's last sovereign, King Kaumualiʻi, Hawaiʻi's last monarch,

Queen Liliʻuokalani and U.S. President Barak Obama.

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CULTURAL

PRESENTATION

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 | ALL DAY
ONLINE

Mini vignettes about interesting facts about Kauaʻi presented by Mālie University. These vignettes will be shared on our social media platforms throughout the day.

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HULA HŌʻIKE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 | 6 PM

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Featuring Hālau Hula from Kauaʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, California, Washington and Japan along with

highlights of previous Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival Hula Competitions.

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MISS MOKIHANA

HULA KAHIKO

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 | 12 PM

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Featuring soloists from participating hālau hula presenting choice mele hula connecting to their birth island.

Cash awards will be given for Oli, Costume & Adornments, Hula Presentation and Overall. See official contest rules here.

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

County of Kauaʻi

Alexander & Baldwin Foundation

Kukuiʻula Development Company, LLC

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority

Grand Pacific Resorts

PARTNERS

Kapaʻa First Hawaiian Church

Garden Island Arts Council

Nā Hui O Kamakaokalani

Hoʻōla Lāhui Hawaiʻi

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Kauaʻi Community College

Jack Harter Helicopters

Ka Hula Hoa

Ka Lauaʻe Foundation

Lauakea Foundation

DONORS

ʻAipoalani Family

T & R Trophies

Joy and Stewart Bradshaw

Mayor Derek Kawakami

Hālau Hula O Makana Aloha Japan

Hawaiian Culture Club Japan

Love Kelley and ʻOhana

Kaʻanāpali Beach Hotel

Sally Anson

Donna Lehiʻilani Kirkpatrick

Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hiʻilani

David Murray

William Brown

Mike White

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