Juniroa Productions

1989 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife in Washington D.C. tape 4

The 1989 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife. Festival held between June 23-27 and June 30-July 4. Continued from title 27998, hālau Nā Hula ʻO Laʻi Kealoha under the direction of Kumu Elaine Kaopuiki perform hula 'auana for Hawaiʻi program. The hula ʻauana performance includes the mele "Uluwehi o ke Kai," and Kumu Kaopuiki dances hula to "Ulupalakua." The band includes Haunani Apoliona, Ledward Kaʻapana, Solomon Hoʻopiʻi, Richard Hoʻopiʻi, Violet Pahu Lilikoʻi and Kumu Kaopuiki. After the performance, footage includes interviews with the practitioners including interview with carver Dennis Keawe and b-roll of hula implements including pahu (drum), ipu (gourd used to keep the beat of the dancers), ʻulīʻulī (a gourd rattle), ʻohe hano ihu (Hawaiian nose flute made from bamboo); ʻukulele and interview with ʻukulele maker Samuel Kamaka; the crowd at the festival; Niʻihau shell lei and people making the shell lei including Judy [last name unknown]; and feather and flower lei demonstrations by Tsugi Kaiama.

Languages: English

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