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Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival honors beloved namesake

  • COURTESY HIDEHARU YOSHIKAWA

    Na Pua O Kapiolani Hula Studio - Kumu Holoaumoku Ralar Young dancers from Na Pua O Kapiolani Hula Studio (kumu hula Holoaumoku Ralar) perform beside Lahaina’s famous banyan tree.

  • COURTESY SHUZO UEMOTO

    A beloved ambassador of hula and the Hawaiian culture, “Auntie Emma,” as she became known, served on the first board of the Napili Kai Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers free Hawaiian cultural programs for Maui keiki aged 6 through 17, including a weekly hula show.

  • COURTESY HIDEHARU YOSHIKAWA

    Dancers from Halau Kamaluokaleihulu (kumu hula Kahulu Maluo) display their grace and beautiful flower and shell adornments.

  • COURTESY HIDEHARU YOSHIKAWA

    Dancers from Halau Kamaluokaleihulu (kumu hula Kahulu Maluo) perform in the shade of Lahaina’s famous banyan tree.

  • COURTESY HIDEHARU YOSHIKAWA

    Halau Kauluokala (kumu hula Uluwehi Guerrero) performs a modern hula using coconut shell implements.

A beloved ambassador of hula and the Hawaiian culture, “Auntie Emma,” as she became known, served on the first board of the Napili Kai Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers free Hawaiian cultural programs for Maui keiki aged 6 through 17, including a weekly hula show. Read more

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