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Harold K.L. Castle Foundation Unveils 2013 Lineup for Popular ‘I Love Hula in Kailua’ Series

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Residents from around O‘ahu will be drawn to the Windward side in 2013 for the popular “I Love Hula in Kailua” hula series, featuring many of the hula halau and kumu hula with roots in or near Kailua. The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation is sponsoring the free hula series, which will feature 10 hula halau throughout the year.

“This series celebrates Hawaiian cultural expertise that exists right in the Kailua community,” said Terry George, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, which is marking 50 years of grant giving in the state.

Residents and visitors have come to love the free hula performances, which take place on most second Sundays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Kailua Town Center between Macy’s and Pier 1. (Some performances may be held in the parking garage). First appearing for the New Year will be Halau Mohala ‘Ilima under the direction of Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva on Jan. 13.

For information about the shows, call the Foundation at 263-7073 or check for updates to the 2013 performance schedule online at www.castlefoundation.org.


2013 “I Love Hula in Kailua” Schedule

Date Halau Hula Kumu Hula
Jan. 13 Halau Mohala ‘Ilima Mapuana de Silva
Feb. 10 Halau Hula ‘O Kawaili‘ula Chinky Mahoe
Mar. 10 Kawehionapus Hula Studio Adah Enos
Apr. 14 Halau Hula Ka Ulu Pua ‘A‘ala O Ka Lani Lehua Carvalho
May 19 Halau Hula Aloha ‘O Pu‘uwailani Donna Sylvester
Jun. 9 Puka‘ikapuaokalani Hula Studio Darcey Moniz
July 14 Halau Hula ‘O Kawaiho‘omalu Ku Souza
Aug. 11 Halau Hula Pa‘akea Wai Lehua Wanda Akiu
Sept. 8 Hale ‘O Na Wahine ‘O Kupono Bonnie Holcombe
Oct. 6 Halau Ha‘a Hula ‘O Kekau‘ilani Na Pua Hala ‘O Kailua Charlani Kalama
Nov. 3 Halau Mohala ‘Ilima Mapuana de Silva

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The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the largest private foundation headquartered in Hawaii, is committed to closing the achievement and preparation gaps in public education so that all Hawaii’s children have access to high-quality education that prepares them for success in college, career and citizenship. Its grants also focus on restoring nearshore marine ecosystems throughout the state and strengthening Windward Oahu communities.

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