‘Ike Hana No‘eau & Nā Leo Manu Programs

Lei Wili Making
Lei Wili Making

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ʻIke Hana Noʻeau - "Experience the Skillful Work"
E komo mai
...come join the island's practitioners as they share the arts and culture of Hawaiʻi.

Nā Leo Manu - "Heavenly Voices"
Nā Leo Manu is an evening concert series of free Hawaiian music featuring the finest musicians and halāu.

Childrens Programs
Such as 'Ohana Day and Junior Ranger Day

 

 
Kainani Kahaunaele

Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices

Kainani Kahaunaele

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium


E ho‘onanea mai! Come enjoy the enchanting sound of Kainani Kahaunaele as she shares music from her albums Na‘u ‘Oe and ‘Ōhai ‘Ula. Kainani is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning performer originally from Kaua‘i. She now teaches Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.
 

 
‘Ōhi‘a tree

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day

Wednesday, August 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Calling kids age 17 and under for a day of fun and discovery at Kahuku Unit, Ka‘ū We will ascend Pu‘u o Lokuana and learn about the history of places in Ka‘ū that we can see from the top.

Lei are a famous Hawaiian craft that carry both meaning and beauty. Cultural practitioner and teacher Aolani Ka‘ilihou will guide us through learning this important traditional art.

Kids 17 and under, and their families, must sign up by August 11 to participate. Call 808-985-6019. Bring water, lunch and snacks, sunscreen, ball cap, long pants, shoes and a reusable water bottle. Kahuku is located between the 70 and 71 mile markers off Highway 11.

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day is a family program co-sponsored by Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association.
 

 
Creating Pala‘ie - Ball & Loop Game

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work

Pala‘ie

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai


Create your own traditional Hawaiian game made of natural materials. Pala‘ie is a ball and loop game rarely encountered in modern Hawai‘i. It is sometimes played by children while chanting ancient songs.
 

 
Lei maker No‘eau Kalima

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work

Lei

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai


Create your own beautiful lei with skilled lei maker No‘eau Kalima. Traditional lei are crafted with a variety of natural materials, including leaves and flowers. The beautiful and versatile Hawaiian lei is used for adornments, blessings, ritual, gifts, and as an expression of love and celebration.
 

 
Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Maunaloa

Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices

Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Maunaloa

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium


Listen to the sweet sounds and watch the graceful dancing of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Maunaloa. Led by Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel, they strive to perpetuate the native Hawaiian culture through mele (song) and hula.
 

 
Making poi

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work

Ku‘i Kalo

Wednesday, Septembert 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai


Make poi, the staple food of the Hawaiian diet. The root of the kalo plant is cooked and pounded (ku‘i) to create this classic Hawaiian dish. Rangers will share their knowledge of kalo at this authentic cultural experience.
 

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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