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Hula O Kahawai Photos & Videos ~ 2008

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Andrea's Hula Ho'ike ~ December, 2008
On a snowy winter night, hula and aloha spirit lit the hearts of Ashland!

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Festival of Lights ~ November, 2008

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Ukulele Workshop ~ September 27, 2008

Verna taught a group how to play several songs on the ukulele!

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Hawaiian Culture Workshop ~ September 13, 2008

Dancers, classes, ohana, and friends were welcomed to an informative and fun afternoon with Pili Moreno,
our singer/musician, and expert on Hawaiian culture and language.

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First Annual Southern Oregon Luau ~ September 5, 2008

Hula O Kahawai performed at Mo Bettah Sound Productions' First Annual Southern Oregon Luau Festival in the gorgeous setting of the Applegate River Ranch.

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Ke Kukui Foundation & Kaleinani o ke Kukui Hula and Craft Workshops ~
Portland, Oregon July 24 and 25

Three members of Hula O Kahawai attended this 2 day intensive hula workshop, taking Kahiko, Auana and Papa Oli (chanting) classes from some of the best kumuhulas of Hawai'i.

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Left: Holly, Barbara, and Andrea with Kumu Manu Boyd. Right: Andrea with Kumu Leina'ala Kalama Heine.

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Left: Andrea with Kumu Robert Cazimero. Right: The Ho'ike at the end of the festival.

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Ashland's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade ~ July 4 2008

Hula O Kahawai performed a hula auana, He Mele No Lilo, a song from Lilo and Stitch, which honors the last two monarchs of the Hawaiian kingdom: King David Kalakaua and Queen Lili'uokalani.

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Hula O Kahawai takes First Place in the Fourth of July parade!
Erin with four of the five parade keikis.
Photos by William Greene

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Great aerial vantage from the Water Street Bridge.
Sweet keiki, Miss Emma :)
Left photo by William Greene. Right photo by Rod Farmer.

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Beautiful mother and daughter, Susan and Nani.
Photos by William Greene

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Erin making an early morning call to Barbara in Maui, with the news we won First Place!
Holly swishing her pau and making her pua.
Photos by Laurel Greenbaum

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Birthday girl Ellen! Beautiful pre-parade smiles from Ann and Laurel.
Left photo by Tom Cox. Right photo by William Greene.

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Check out those pearlie whites! Susan, Kat, and Nani at full wattage!
Beautiful Mama Barbie and daughter Hannah.
Photos by William Greene

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Awww, Lin and her sweet girls.
Thumbs up and number one from Kathy and Ann!
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The parade dancers! Erin's charming bare feet.
Left photo by William Greene. Right photo by Rod Farmer.

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After we chant E Ho Mai, Pili leads us in a prayer.
Warming up at the staging area.
Left photo by Steve Yungen. Right photo by Jim Chamberlain

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The dancers get ready to go!
Sweet keiki Maika holding the First Place banner.
Left photo by Vicki Chamberlain. Right photo by William Greene.

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Our wonderful, beloved photographer William with his lovely wife Kathy.
Happy happy Jaime!
Photos by Laurel Bloombaum

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The dance begins!
Photos by Rod Farmer

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And we're off down Main Street.
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Verna and Emma by a photo of King David Kalakaua and our First Place ribbon!
Dancing down Main Street.
Photos by Steve Yungen

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Pa'u's swish and swirl as we dance down the street.
The ladies make puas (flowers) with their hands.
Left photo by Tom Cox. Right photo by hubby Silva.

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Derek waves to the crowd, holding the first place banner.
Susan sharing her beautiful aloha spirit with the crowd!
Photos by William Greene

YouTube Videos with clips of Hula O Kahawai:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSQT7Cj_S70

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu4arv68qPg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf48EYiy0o8

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Hula O Kahawai opens for the legendary Makaha Sons ~ June 2008

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Hula O Kahawai dances at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life ~ May 2008

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An Evening of Aloha ~ A Celebration of Hawaiian Song & Dance ~ April 2008

Photographs by Tom Cox: mayawallaimages.com

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Hula O Kahawai performs at the Ashland Independent Film Festival ~ April 2008

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Hula O Kahawai was honored to open for two Hawaiian-based documentaries: Na Kamalei: Men of Hula
and Of Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.
Performing Ho’okipa Paka are (from left to right) Barbara, Lin, Lisa, Erin, Andrea, Ann, and Holly.
Photo by K. Henthorn

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The Ladies of Hula O Kahawai ~ February 2008

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The Ladies of Hula O Kahawai are (from left to right):
Verna, Susan, Lisa, Ann, Kathy, Barbara, Erin, Nani, Lin, Andrea, and Holly.
Holoku dresses designed by Barbara Chung and created by Elizabeth Page. Photo by Lyn 'Unihipili Moreno.

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Chinese New Year, Jacksonville Oregon ~ February 2008

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Hula O Kahawai does Chinese New Year in Jacksonville. Year of the Rat 2008.
Women modeling ethnic Chinese minority costumes are (from left to right) Ann, Lin, Susan, Verna, and Nani.

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