29th Annual Moanikeala coming Sept. 2-7, 2019

29th Annual Moanikeala coming Sept. 2-7, 2019

Come join us September 3 – 7, 2019 for the 29th Annual Moanikeala Hula Festival. Enjoy a week-long celebration, to perpetuate Hawaii’s Culture, Language, Art, and Practices through workshops, concerts and activities dedicated to the memory of Aunty Sally Moanikeala Woods.

 

2019 brings expansion to the Moanikeala

2019 is the beginning of a new format, which continues the grand tradition of the Moanikeala event, bringing the highest caliber of hula performance to the stage.

The extended week-long festivities include daily hula, ukulele and Nihau shell lei workshops in addition to the festival the final day, which gathers performers of all ages, some as young as two-years-old to take the stage and showcase the grace, beauty and history of hula. During the annual hoike (exhibition), hula halaus from around the island share their story, which also includes a traditional oli (Hawaiian chant) to further perpetuate the awareness and the differences in hula styles.

 

 

Where:

Activities will be held at the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore.

Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie

Courtyard by Marriott, Oahu North Shore, 55-400 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie

 

 

Pricing for events and workshops:

The Polynesian Cultural Center is offering two events:

  • Monaikeala Concert on Friday in the Hawaii Village at PCC, 9/6 – $10
  • Moanikeala Hula Festival on Saturday, 9/7 in the Hawaii Village at PCC- $10, includes all PCC workshops except lauhala.

* Pick your tickets up on day of event or workshop at our special desk in the Welcome Center, across from the Prime Rib Buffet

The following combo packages are also available:

  • PACKAGE A: $18 per person. Includes access to all Polynesian Cultural Center hosted festival workshops, events and the Friday night concert, except for the Wednesday Lauhala Weaving Workshop.
  • PACKAGE B: $60 per person. Includes everything listed in Package A, plus admission to the Wednesday Lauhala Workshop (price includes supplies).

* Pick your tickets up on day of event or workshop at our special desk in the Welcome Center, across from the Prime Rib Buffet.

All events held at the Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore are priced separately. Please check schedule below for ala carte pricing per event.

* Pick your tickets up on day of event or workshop in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore.

 

Parking is free and admission varies by activity (see schedule for pricing).

For more information, or to purchase tickets:

 

Guests can learn to weave using lauhala tree bark

 

History of the festival

The annual Moanikeala Hula Festival seeks to preserve, perpetuate, educate and celebrate all forms of hula, while sharing the traditional storytelling and culture with the people of Hawaii as well as visitors from across the globe.

Named after Sally Moanikeala Woods, a key figure in the development of the hula on the North Shore of Oahu, her legacy continues through the many famous Kumu (instructors) who were themselves taught by Aunty Sally.

Over the past few years, the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Moanikeala Festival has been a single day event bringing halau’s from across the world to perform against the backdrop of the Center’s Hawaiian Village.

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Ala-carte pricing is per activity (or choose package-combo for PCC based events for $18).

Add $60 for optional lauhala workshop. All Courtyard workshops are ala-carte.

 


MONDAY, September 2

 

HUKILAU – 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Robert Kahawaii & Ohana
Laniloa Beach (Clissolds)

Free, public is welcome to attend

 

TUESDAY, September 3

 

OPENING CEREMONY – 9:00 – 10:00 AM

In honor of the Moanikeala Hula Festival
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Lobby

Free

 

UKULELE WORKSHOP I – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructed by Kimo Hussey, Ukulele Master and Instructor
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Meeting Room
(A kanikapila will proceed workshop – Lobby)

$20.00
Includes all ukulele workshop sessions.
 To register, please call (808) 293-4900.

 

NIIHAU SHELL LEI WORKSHOP – 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Instructed by Lokahi Orian of Haaheo Hawaiian Crafts
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Meeting Room

$60.00
Per session.
 To register, please call (808) 293-4900.

 

UKULELE WORKSHOP II – 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Instructed by Kimo Hussey, Ukulele Master and Instructor
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Lobby
(A kanikapila to proceed workshop – Lobby)

$20.00
Includes all ukulele workshop sessions.
 To register, please call (808) 293-4900.

 

WAYFINDING WORKSHOP I – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Talk Story by Kawika Eskaran, Master Carver
Polynesian Cultural Center at the Iosepa

Must present $10 festival ticket or the Package A or B ticket to enter. To register, please call (808) 293-3333.

 

WEDNESDAY, September 4

 

LAUHALA WEAVING WORKSHOP, FAN, BRACELET & EARRINGS – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Polynesian Cultural Center – Hawaii Village

Included with the purchase of Package B ticket only (supplies provided). To register, please call (808) 293-3333.

 

UKULELE KANIKAPILA – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lead by Kimo Hussey, Ukulele Master and Instructor
Turtle Bay – Lobby

Free

 

MAUNA KEA WORKSHOP – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pele Kaio, Hula Kumu
Turtle Bay – Meeting room

Free

 

LAUHALA WEAVING WORKSHOP, BRACELET & EARRINGS – 2:00 – 4:00 PM (with lunch break)

Instructed by Lokahi Orian, Haaheo Hawaiian Crafts
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Meeting Room

$25.00
Per session.
 To register, please call (808) 293-4900.

 

UKULELE WORKSHOP III – 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Instructed by Kimo Hussey, Ukulele Master and Instructor
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Lobby
(A kanikapila to proceed workshop – Lobby)

$20.00
Includes all ukulele workshop sessions.
 To register, please call (808) 293-4900.

 

HULA WORKSHOP – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Instructed by Pomaikai Krueger, Hula Kumu
Polynesian Cultural Center – Hawaii Village

Must present $10 festival ticket or the Package A or B ticket to enter. To register, please call (808) 293-3333.

 

MAUNA KEA WORKSHOP – 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Pele Kaio, Hula Kumu
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Meeting room

Free

 

THURSDAY, September 5

 

KALO WORKING IN THE LOI – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lono Logan, Loi and Kalo Specialist
Polynesian Cultural Center – Hawaii Village (Limit to 25 persons)

Must present $10 festival ticket or the Package A or B ticket to enter. To register, please call (808) 293-3333.

UKULELE WORKSHOP IV- 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lead by Kimo Hussey, Ukulele Master and Instructor
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Lobby
(A kanikapila to proceed workshop – Lobby)

$20.00
Includes all ukulele workshop sessions.
 To register, please call (808) 293-4900.

 

UKULELE WORKSHOP V – 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Instructed by Kimo Hussey, Ukulele Master and Instructor
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Lobby

$20.00
Includes all ukulele workshop sessions.
 To register, please call (808) 293-4900.

 

FISHPOND WORKSHOP – 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Kelii Kotubetey, Papae o Heeia (Fishpond Kaneohe)
Courtyard by Marriot Oahu North Shore – Meeting Room

Free

 

KANIKAPILA NIGHT – OPEN MIC – 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Interior Courtyard

Free

 

FRIDAY, September 6

 

IMU PRESENTATION – 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Directed by Vonn Logan, Imu Specialist
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Northside grass area

Free

 

IMU PRESENTATION AND TASTING- 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Directed by Vonn Logan, Imu Specialist
Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore – Northside grass area

Free

 

MOANIKEALA CONCERT – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Polynesian Cultural Center – Hawaii Village

Must present $10 concert ticket or the Package A or B ticket to enter. To register, please call (808) 293-3333.

 

SATURDAY, September 7

 

MOANIKEALA HULA FESTIVAL – 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Polynesian Cultural Center – Hawaii Village

Must present $10 festival ticket or the Package A or B ticket to enter. To register, please call (808) 293-3333.

 

CLOSING CEREMONY – 8:00 – 9:00 PM

Polynesian Cultural Center – Hawaii Village

Must present $10 festival ticket or the Package A or B ticket to enter. To register, please call (808) 293-3333



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