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Kumu hula sparked renaissance of Hawaiian culture

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
Well-known entertainer and revered kumu hula Leina‘ala Kalama Heine was honored in song and dance Friday before her ashes were scattered off the coast of Waikiki, where generations of visitors and kamaaina had seen her entertain. Mourners on canoes, boats and surfboards followed the lead canoe, which carried Heine’s ashes to a spot within view of Diamond Head. Heine’s family, foreground, watched from the deck of the voyaging canoe Hikianalia.
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where generations of visitors and kamaaina had seen her entertain. Mourners on canoes