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Haunani's Aloha Expressions - Dec 21, 2011 Performance at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center

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These men and women also belong to the Alu Like Kupuna Program, meeting on a regular basis. For many years, on their own time, they continue to volunteer to welcome malihini, visitors on in-coming cruise liners and at the Hilo airport to share the aloha spirit. The kūpuna also entertain on a regular Haunani's Aloha Expressions is comprised of an all Hawaiian performing group of kāne and wāhine kūpuna, elders ranging in ages from 70-90 years old.basis for the patients at the Life Care Center of Hilo, Hale 'Anuenue, Extended Care, Hawaiʻi Island Adult Day Care, Aunty Sally Kaleohano Lūʻau House Senior Program and more. They were the overall winners of the Kupuna Competition with the song, Tutu E. They have won the Moku o Keawe competition on numerous occasions. They make all of their own colorful costumes and lei, singing and dancing hapa-haole hula and have performed at the park's annual cultural festival for many years.


Did You Know?

Glowing, reddish-orange lava flowing on the surface at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Kīlauea Volcano has erupted lava almost continuously from its east rift zone since 1983. These lava flows have added about 500 acres of new land to the southern shore of Kīlauea and covered 8.7 miles (14 km) of highway with lava as deep as 115 feet (35 m). More...