Juniroa Productions

1989 Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife in Washington D.C. tape 7

The 1989 Festival of American Folklife. Festival held between June 23-27 and June 30-July 4. Footage includes: interview with Henry Auwae about lāʻau lapaʻau plants and their medicinal uses; showcase of Hawaiian plants, Momilani Naughton discusses their uses and benefits, including ʻalaea, ʻawa, paʻakai, hinahina; Thomas Yoshida gives presentation on Japanese traditional weaving using bullrushes that come from the marshlands in Kauaʻi and live slipper weaving demonstration by Kenichi Tasaka; Leodegario Reyno Lody on Hawaiian weaving and traditions with lau (leaves) of the Hala tree (lauhala) and of the coconut tree (launiu); Hawaiian portion of American Folklife Festival cultural parade including a Chinese lion dance, Governor John Waiheʻe, Representative Daniel Akaka, Kumu Elaine Kaopuiki, pāʻū riders (Carol Ann Kamila Grace Anana, Novelene Mahealani Asing, Doveline Kaʻaloalaikini Borges, Shirley Kukana Brenner, Tracy Lokelani Kealiʻihoʻomalu, and Corine Puanani Mata), and two paniolo (Clyde Kindy Sproat and unidentified man) musical floats where Hālau o Kekuhi and Nā Hula ʻO Laʻi Kealoha perform on different floats with pu'ili (bamboo sticks that rattle) and staffs.

Languages: English

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