Kuana Torres Kahele Performing at the Papakōlea Pāʻina
PAPAKŌLEA, HI – Papakōlea anxiously awaits Kuana Torres Kahele and his performance at the Papakōlea Pāʻina on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Kuana, a Hilo native, trained as a kāne dancer under the legendary Kumu Johnny Lum Ho until the age of 13. Once his extraordinary musical talents were discovered, he became a permanent hālau musician. At 17, he formed Na Pālapalai with fellow Hilo native and falsetto musician, Kehau Tamure, recording six albums, and receiving numerous accolades. In 2011, Kuana released his first solo album, Kaunaloa, and he won every major award at that year’s Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. Since then, he released at least six solo albums, including his infamous DVDs on lei making. The Pāʻina promises an incredible line-up of artists, which include Keauhou and Pōmaika‘i Lyman and the Keawe ‘Ohana. During the month of July, tickets are priced at $25 per adult ticket. Ticket holders will receive an ‘ono Hawaiian plate, court access to the concert, access to cultural demonstrations, and more. Themed, E Nānā I Ke Kumu, the event will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Papakōlea Community Park. This year, the 2nd Annual Papakōlea Pāʻina proceeds will support the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program, and other educational initiatives. Ticket sales will cease once 350 tickets are sold.
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The Papakōlea Community Development Corporation (PCDC) is a 501(c)3 community-based nonprofit, established in 1999, to serve as a steward of the Papakōlea Community Park and Center, and provide the residents of the Papakōlea, Kewalo, and Kalāwahine, with a full range of comprehensive services. PCDC is coordinating this event with the support of Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i, another community-based nonprofit that exists to provide educational and health services to the residents of the Hawaiian Homestead communities of Papakōlea, Kewalo, and Kalāwahine; and the Genoa Keawe Foundation, a nonprofit established, in honor of the late Papakōlea community member and legendary Hawaiian musician, to preserve and promote traditional Hawaiian music, culture, and language.
For more information about the event, contact Ms. Lilia Kapuniai, at 808.520.8998 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about sponsoring organizations, see below.
Papakōlea Community Development Corporation
Kula No Nā Poʻe Hawaiʻi
Genoa Keawe Foundation