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‘Huli-Ā-Mahi’ commemorates overthrow
BY NINA WU / email@example.com
Enjoy a full day of cultural exhibits, workshops and activities for keiki at the “Huli-Ā-Mahi Celebration” at ‘Iolani Palace on Sunday, Jan. 20.
The celebration, sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, commemorates Jan. 17 as the 120th observance of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy and honors Queen Lili‘uokalani.
Entertainment begins at 10 a.m. with performances from many notable halau and musicians.
At 12:10 p.m., listen to a set of original compositions by Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Ken Makuakane, Roland Cazimero and others, followed by remarks from former Gov. John Waihe‘e, chairman of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.
Live performances by Na Palapalai, Halau I Ka Wekiu (overall winners of the 2012 Merrie Monarch Festival), slam poets Tui Z and Travis T are also scheduled.
Natalie A‘i Kamau‘u, pictured, will close the event at 3:50 p.m. with a new composition penned by Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, followed by closing remarks.
Exhibits include photographic images of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1883 to 1905 by Brother Gabriel Bertam Bellinghausen, along with a performance of the Ku‘e Petition Play, and a tribute to Queen Lili‘uokalani’s musical compositions by Aaron Mahi.