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Hilton Waikoloa Village Hosts “Voyagers Night – A Tribute to the Discovery of Hawaii”

Evening includes Hawaiian storytelling, music, art and a showing of the film, Voyagers, The First Hawaiians.

Media Release:

Hilton Waikoloa Village, a 62-acre Pacific playground located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, celebrates the discovery and habitation of the most isolated islands in the world with Voyagers Night – A Tribute to the Discovery of Hawaii on Saturday, June 12.

Dedicated to the celebration of Hawaiian culture and spirit, Voyagers Night will be filled with Hawaiian storytelling, music, art and a special showing of Voyagers, The First Hawaiians. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Voyagers Night will kick off with refreshments, an opening act by Tihati, an Oli Ceremony, storytelling, and presentations navigating under the stars.

The Voyagers movie presentation will the begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Voyagers Night is open to the community at no cost, but donations are encouraged and will benefit the Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation, Kamuela Philharmonic and Na Kalai Wa’a Moku o Hawa’i.

A narrative film detailing the exploration from French Polynesia to the secluded islands of Hawai’i, Voyagers is the collaborative result of the talented Herb Kawainui Kane, Hawaii’s foremost artist, historian and first captain of the Hokule’a, and Paul Csige, filmmaker, composer and winner of the Honolulu International Film Festival 2009 Aloha Accolade Award of Excellence. Voyagers is an artistically and culturally groundbreaking motion picture. All visual images in the hour long production were illustrated solely by Mr. Kane, while the directing, editing and film score composing was produced single handedly by Mr. Csige who applied computer graphic manipulation to Kane’s images to create realistic effects like camera movement and animation. Both Kane and Csige will be guests of honor at the event.

Other guests of honor include Hawaiian historian Danny Akaka Jr., Hawaiian actor and Voyagers voiceover artist Dennis Evangelista, Hawaiian musician Anthony Natividad, Voyagers producer Lorraine Mecca, Kamuela Philharmonic Director and Founder Madeline Schatz, Kumu hula Larry Kahekili Ursua, Director Health Office of Multi-Cultural Services, State of Hawaii Kimo Alameda, PhD, Executive Director of Imiloa Astronomy Center Ka’iu Kimura, Executive Director of Na Kalai Wa’a Molu o Hawaii and Captain of the Makli’i Voyaging Canoe Chadd Paishon, Master of Ceremonies Hoku Damaso, Ulu Garmon, and Pualani Kanakele from the Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation.

Seating for Voyagers Night is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, visit www.h-wv.com/voyagersnight or call 808-886-2197.

The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a 62-acre Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,240 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Amenities include three fresh-water swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; Dolphin Quest educational center; nine dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; Camp Menehune children’s program; Legends of the Pacific Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and expansive tennis complex. Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area’s rich history through such interactive cultural entertainment as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours. Adventures within Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping and activities at Queens’ Marketplace and Kings’ Shops.

To book an overnight stay at Hilton Waikoloa Village, visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.

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