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Images from the 23rd annual Ka Hula Piko

| May 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Images from the 23rd annual Ka Hula Piko

Hula halaus from across the state converged on the Lanikeha Community Center Saturday for the 23rd annual Ka Hula Piko. Performers included Halau O Kilohana, Halau Na Mamo O Ka Liko O Kohala, Moana’s Hula Halau, Zellie Ducauchelle and Norman DeCosta, Halau O Kekuhi, ‘Ohana Napolean and Halau Hula O Kukunaokala. This year’s celebration of […]

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22nd annual Molokai Earth Day draws large crowd

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
22nd annual Molokai Earth Day draws large crowd

The 22nd annual Molokai Earth Day celebration on Friday brought out a large crowd to enjoy the food, live music, hula and, especially, the exhibits and information designed to help everyone take better care of our planet. Inside the tent at the Kaunakakai Ballfield were numerous exhibits. Sponsors of the event, The Nature Conservancy, showed […]

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Ka Hula Piko festivities celebrate theme of Nā Kupua ‘E‘ē

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ka Hula Piko festivities celebrate theme of Nā Kupua ‘E‘ē

In its first year at the Lanikeha Center, the 22nd annual Ka Hula Piko celebrated Nā Kupua ‘E‘ē, the shapeshifters of ancient Hawaii and Molokai. On Thursday and Friday, Hālau Hula O Kukunaokalā shared the origins and traditions of hula in lectures held at the Mitchell Pau’ole Center. Many of these traditions were passed down […]

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Video: Dudoit ‘Ohana performs for Aunty Moana celebration

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Dudoit ‘Ohana performs for Aunty Moana celebration

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‘March in March’ culminates statewide protest of GMOs

| April 1, 2013 | 21 Comments
‘March in March’ culminates statewide protest of GMOs

With the keiki leading the way, a demonstration march against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) came down the highway, past Monsanto’s cornfields and into Kaunakakai Saturday morning. The march was the culmination of five “March in March” demonstrations that took place over five Saturdays on five Hawaiian islands. Marches had already been held in Hale’iwa, Oahu […]

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Video: Kalaupapa hula for Saint Marianne Cope

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Kalaupapa hula for Saint Marianne Cope

At the Kalaupapa celebration of the sainthood Marianne Cope, hula dancers perform during the Catholic mass held at Bishop Homes on Jan. 12, 2013. The Iolani Hawaii Suzuki Strings Tour Group is in the background. Music from the St. John Vianney Choir can be heard. This is the second Hawaii saint from the Hansen’s disease […]

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Islam — the new caliphate?

| July 13, 2012 | 10 Comments
Islam — the new caliphate?

By Steve Morgan As Molokai deals with its own issues ranging from windmills, to GMOs, not to mention the dire economy that surrounds us, the outside world is hardly without its share of issues. One of these issues is the “Arab Spring,” the substance of which is impossible to ignore. Despite its appearance in headlines […]

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Protests against cruise ship heat up

| November 11, 2011 | 13 Comments
Protests against cruise ship heat up

Video of the protestors at Kaunakakai Wharf — click here The calm of Thursday morning at Kaunakakai Harbor was broken with the sound of a conch shell announcing the coming of the day to all four directions. This was soon followed by the sound of an amplified bullhorn and about 30 protesters yelling in unison […]

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Pacific Voyagers enter Kaunakakai Harbor for historic meeting between Polynesian brothers and sisters

| June 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
Pacific Voyagers enter Kaunakakai Harbor for historic meeting between Polynesian brothers and sisters

This historic event can be best experienced through these videos: First vaka entering Kaunakakai Harbor Lei greeting for Pacific Voyagers Pacific Voyagers greeting protocol It has taken 35 years for Tahitian sailing canoes to visit Hawaii. Yesterday it was Molokai’s turn to say “Aloha!” Molokai showed its appreciation of this historic meeting of Polynesian cultures […]

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Ka Hula Piko celebrates birth of hula in its 20th year

| May 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Ka Hula Piko celebrates birth of hula in its 20th year

TWO VIDEOS OF HULA DANCES FROM HALAU HULA O KUKUNAOKALA. CLICK TO SEE MALE HULA DANCERS OR FEMALE DANCERS Nothing turbulent about this year’s Ka Hula Piko celebration, despite the theme, “Aia nā kai Po‘olo‘olo‘u o Moloka‘i” — there are the turbulent waters of Moloka‘i. The perfect weather and festival atmosphere last Saturday made Molokai’s […]

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