Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park December 2012 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout December. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:
Free Hawaiian Music Concert. Enjoy an evening of music by talented songwriters. In August 2012, the park sponsored a three-day "Hawaiian Music Songwriters Retreat" that attracted participants from Hawai'i Island and as far away as California. These talented songwriters gather again to show off their newly honed skills. The featured artists include Kauhane Heloca, Ida Hanohano, Desiree Cruz, Doodie Downs, Ku'u Makuakāne, Ali'i Keana'aina, Pililani Pua-Kaipo and Olanui Robbins. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
John Keawe "Cool December Night" Concert. On this cool December night, award-winning kiho'alu (slack key) guitarist, composer and recording artist, John Keawe warms the Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium with his music. His wife Hope provides moving interpretations of his music with her graceful hula. Winner of the 2009 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Slack Key Album of the Year award for his CD "Hawai'i Island is My Home", John and Hope will ring in the holidays with their music, hula and aloha spirit. This program is expected to be well attended so come early for seating. John's CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase the evening of the performance. This program featuring John and Hope Keawe's lovely music and hula was produced by the University of Hawai'i-Mānoa Outreach College's Statewide Cultural Extension Program. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
Did You Know?
The `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...