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Festival commemorates ruler of Kauai, Niihau

  • COURTESY CHRIS FAYE

    Waimea resident Aletha Kaohi left, traces her lineage directly back to King Kaumuali‘i. She is held in high regard throughout Hawaii as a “keeper of the culture.” She shares stories about the king with festival attendees.

Highlights of the festival, which is planned to be a biennial event, include Na Mele O Kaumuali‘i, performances of new songs and chants about the king, and more. Read more

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