The 5th Annual E Mau Ana Ka Hula & Makahiki Festival

Keauhou Beach Resort is proud to once again present the 5th Annual E Mau Ana Ka Hula (“The Hula is perpetuated”) and this year the program coincides with the inaugural Makahiki Festival for a double celebration elevating the cultural experience. The two-day event scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2011, and Saturday, November 19, 2011, respectively, will keep everyone engaged with hula workshops, hula performances, health & wellness exhibits and expos, and more.

The E Mau Ana Ka Hula kicks off on Friday, with three scheduled hula workshops starting from 1:00 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. in the Keauhou Beach Resort Ballroom. Space is limited and minimal fees apply for the workshops.  Interested participants can register via email at or call 808-640-1384.

On Saturday, the festival will feature the E Mau Ana Ka Hula Celebration with various presentations at the Keauhou Beach Resort Royal Luau Grounds. This special celebration pays tribute to King David Kalakaua, the “Merrie Monarch” with both “kahiko” (ancient) or “hula auana” (modern) hula performances performed by various Hula Halau from Hawai’i, Japan and Europe, including:

  • Kumu Keala Ching, Ka Pā Hula Nā Wai Iwi Ola
  • Kumu Bobo Palacat, Nā Pua Ha’aheo o Kona
  • Kumu Lori Lei Shirakawa, Lori Lei’s Hula Studio
  • Kumu Nalani Kanaka’ole-Zane, Hālau o Kekuhi
  • Kumu Wayne Takemoto, Kaulaokalani o Kona
  • Kumu Bulla Kailiwai, Hālau Kukuimalamalama o Kona
  • Kumu Hulali Solomon- Covington , Beamer Solomon Hālau O Po’ohala
  • Kumu ‘Ulalia Berman-Ka’ai, ‘ Ulalia School of Hawaiian Dance
  • Kumu Ki’iwaikapu Hoapili & Kumu Aulani Young, Aulani’s Hula Hālau
  • Kumu Meleana Manuel, Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani o Mauna Loa
  • Kumu Iwalani Kalima, Hula Hālau o Kou Lima Nani e

In conjunction with the E Mau Ana Ka Hula celebration, the Makahiki Festival will take place on the same day which includes exhibits by the Hawaii Healing Garden and Hawaii Health Expo, Makahiki games, cultural activities, cooking demonstrations, music and much more! Various vendors will be featuring quality handmade Hawaiian crafts and delectable foods. Both events are free and open to the public, so be sure to bring the whole family down to what is sure to be a fun event! For more festival information, visit, email or call 808-638-0888.

Keauhou Beach Resort is an oceanfront hotel on the sunny Kona Coast of Hawaii Island. Ocean tide pools with gentle sea turtles and gardens with native Hawaiian flowers and trees are part of the resort’s beautiful natural surroundings. Special room rates are available starting from $99 per night. For more information or reservations, please call (808) 324-2515, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

One Response

  1. Thank you for the Ping back. I sure wished I could make this festival. Maybe you would like to do a guest article on my blog?
    Karen In Honolulu

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