Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park November 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs

Dancers of Hālau o Akaunu
Dancers of Hālau o Akaunu

Photo courtesy Hālau o Akaunu

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News Release Date: October 15, 2015

Contact: Jessica Ferracane/Public Affairs Specialist , 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, HI – Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in November. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

Hula Performance by Hālau o Akaunu. Come enjoy the traditional, dynamic and talented dancers of Hālau o Akaunu, a Hilo-based hula group under the instruction of kumu hula Manaiakalani Kalua. Akaunu was created in 2012, and the 'ōlapa (dancers) perpetuate the 'aiha'a style which was born of this landscape. Kumu Manaiakalani received his 'ūniki (training) from Taupōuri Tangaō, kumu hula for Unukupukupu, whose foundation comes from the traditions of Hālau o Kekuhi. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' Nā Leo Manu, "Heavenly Voices" performances. Free.

When: Wed., Nov. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium


Africa montage
Africa Montage

NPS/Jay Robinson

Amazing Birds and Megafauna Adventures in Botswana, Africa! The vast expanse of the Kalahari Desert is punctured at its heart by the Okavango River, forming the largest inland delta in the world. These waterways and wetlands support one the most amazing collection of birds, bugs and brawling beasts on our planet! Join Park Ranger Jay Robinson and Biologist Jack Jeffrey on a fun-filled photo safari through the National Parks and World Heritage Site of northern Botswana. We'll end our adventure at one of the seven wonders of the natural world, Victoria Falls, in nearby Zimbabwe. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Nov. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

‘ohe hano ihu with ‘awa bowls
‘Ohe Hano Ihu With ‘Awa Bowls

NPS Photo

Learn to Play 'Ohe Hano Ihu. Learn about the traditional uses of 'ohe (bamboo) in Hawai'i, including its use in creating musical instruments like 'ohe hano ihu, the Hawaiian nose flute. Create your own 'ohe hano ihu while learning about Hawaiian culture. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai



Last updated: October 15, 2015

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