Missing my home away from home (at Honolulu, Hawaii)
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Trying real hard not to burst out singing “How Far I’ll Go” and failing (at Kahala, Hawaii)
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Performed by: Nicole Voris
From: Ballet Zaida (2017)
Photo credit goes to my backpack #solotravel (at Ala Moana Beach Park)
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Dancing begins at 1:45.
Performed by: Halau Hula O Hokulani
Number: “Maika’i Ke Anu O Waimea”
From: Merrie Monarch Festival 2009
A kapa haka performing at the Merrie Monarch festival ho’ike in 2014. I’m sorry, I don’t know the name of their group, but if anyone does know then hit me up and I’ll edit the post!
Moʻiliʻili Summer Festival (Bon Dance).
An Okinawan song was being played.
I miss being a hula dancer, and the connection it gave me to my culture. Now, the most cultural thing I do is eat spam musubi, lol.
Photo © Rick Ouellette