NPS Centennial Event
Hawaiian music, hula and 'oli (chant) open the fee-free NPS Centennial weekend, celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kīlauea Military Camp, and kick off the park's 36th annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival & BioBlitz. At 6 p.m., Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua and his hālau (hula troupe) perform, followed by Kenneth Makuakāne and his beautiful mele (songs), then singer and songwriter Mark Yamanaka caps off the evening with his original and classic Hawaiian songs until 9 p.m. In addition, the new Mele Ho'oheno-Songs of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa CD will be released and available for sale. This CD of original Hawaiian songs was created by participants of the Haku Mele Hawaiian songwriting workshops in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park this summer, under the guidance of Kaliko Trapp-Beamer and Kenneth Makuakāne. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations.