2nd Annual Papakōlea Pāʻina – August 12, 2017

The Annual Papakōlea Pāʻina is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017, and confirmed artists are Keauhou, Kuana Torres Kahele, Pōmaika‘i Lyman & the Keawe ‘Ohana, and special guests.  The Pāʻina is a timely celebration with Keauhou, a fresh new trio comprised of Kahanuola Solatorio, Nicholas Lum, and Zachary Lum, earning nine awards for their debut album at the 40th Annual Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards Celebration on May 20th.

The theme, E Nānā I Ke Kumu, is representative of our practices in Papakōlea – taking the ʻike (knowledge) of our kūpuna (ancestors), and sharing it with others, so our present-day practices remain authentic and vibrant.  Last year, the Pāʻina served as a fundraiser for Mrs. Pōmaika‘i Lyman, 2016 Mrs. Hawaii International, in her bid for the international title. This year, the 2nd Annual Papakōlea Pāʻina proceeds will support the Papakōlea Community Scholarship Program, and other educational activities.

  • Click here to purchase your Pāʻina Tickets
  • Click here to download the 2017 Papakōlea Scholarship Application Form
  • Click here to download the Pāʻina Vendor Application Form
  • Click here to download the Pāʻina RFP for Catering Services

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 papakoleapaina@gmail.ocm.  For more information about sponsoring organizations, see below.

Papakōlea Community Development Corporation
Lilia Kapuniai

Kula No Nā Poʻe Hawaiʻi
Adrienne Dillard

Genoa Keawe Foundation
Eric Keawe