Moanalua Gardens Foundation's

Laukanaka Ka Hula …
"A Multitude of Hula Groups Gather"
The 35th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Prince Lot Hula Festival XXXV Attracts 10,000
35th Anniversary Celebration Supported In Part By A Grant From OHA

  oanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) announced today that“Laukanaka Ka Hula... A Multitude of Hula Groups Gather,” the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Prince Lot Hula Festival,
drew an estimated audience of 10,000 during the daylong event held on Saturday, July 21.

The largest non-competitive hula event in Hawai‘i, the festival honors Prince Lot Kapuāiwa who helped to revive the hula by staging pā`ina (parties) at his summer home in Moanalua, now located at the gardens.

To mark MGF’s 35th anniversary, the non-profit organization honored three revered kūpuna (elders) with its highest tribute, the Kukui O Lota award, for their lifetime dedication to hula and the perpetuation of our Hawaiian culture.

“The festival would not have been possible without support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs who contributed $10,000.00 to cover festival expenses,” said Alika Jamile, Executive Director and President of MGF, presenter of the festival.

“Thanks to our many sponsors and donors, the festival continues to surpass our expectations and each year increases in both popularity and prominence as our residents and visitors discover the beauty of hula performed in spectacular Moanalua Gardens,” stated Jamile. “It is heartwarming to see so many people enjoy a truly unique cultural experience like no other in Hawai‛i,” he continued.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, MGF relies on grants and donations to produce the festival which is free and open to the public. Other major festival sponsors and supporters include the Hawai`i Tourism Authority, National Endowment for the Arts, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union, Kamehameha Schools, ING Direct, Hawaiian Air Lines, Hitachi Ltd., Waimana Ventures LLC, Hawai`i Visitors and Convention Bureau, O`ahu Visitors Bureau, City and County of Honolulu, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, Honolulu Star Advertiser, MidWeek, and other businesses, sponsors and donors.

First celebrated in 1978, the Prince Lot Hula Festival has been designated a signature cultural event by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA). The festival’s goal is to preserve and perpetuate the culture, language and hula traditions of Hawai‘i.

Established in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is committed to preserving and perpetuating the precious cultural and natural resources of our islands through education, celebration and stewardship of Kamananui Valley and Moanalua Gardens.

For more information about MGF or to become a member, please visit MGF’s website at or call 808.839.5334.


Festival Schedule

8:30 am Pre-festival Concert
Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club
9 am Opening Procession
Royal Order of Kamehameha
9:10 am Opening Program
‘Ahihi Lehua Association
10 am Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima
Nā Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine and
Jeffrey Kānekaiwilani Takamine
10:25 am Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima
Kumu Hula Mapuana De Silva
10:50 am Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau
Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang Pang
O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island
11:15 am Hālau Hula O Maiki
Kumu Hula Coline Aiu
11:40 am Hālau Hula O Leilani
Kumu Hula Leilani Rivera Low

12 - 1 pm

Lunch Break

1 pm Hālau Hula Kauluokala
Kumu Hula Uluwehi Guerrero
1:25 pm Na Pualei o Likolehua
Kumu Hula Leinā‘ala Kalama Heine
1:50 pm Hālau Na Mamo O Ka‘ala
Kumu Hula Tiare Noelani Chang
2:15 pm Ka Hale I o Kāhala Hālau Hula
Kumu Hula Leimomi Maldonado
2:40 pm Hālau Hula Kukunaokala
Po‘o Sulu Tafaoimalo
3:05 pm Hālau Hula O Namakahulali
Kumu Hula Shirley Recca
3:30 pm Nā Hula O Puamana~Ho‘oulu I Ke Kapa
Kumu Hula Leimomi Kiyono
4 pm Pau

Note: Times are approximate.

Prince Lot Hula Festival XXXV, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Moanalua Gardens, Hawaii

Lester Tabucbuc / MidWeek PLHF XXXIV Photo Gallery
Honolulu Star-Advertiser PLHF XXXIV Photo Gallery

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Moanalua Gardens Foundation Mission

Moanalua Gardens Foundation preserves and perpetuates the history, native culture and environment of Hawaii through education, celebration and stewardship at Moanalua Gardens and Kamananui Valley.

This is accomplished through our educational activities, resources for educators at Moanalua Gardens and Kamananui Valley, and the Prince Lot Hula Festival.

Now celebrating our 42nd year, Moanalua Gardens Foundation offers high-quality, award-winning educational programs and services to Hawaii since 1970.

As a non-profit organization, we depend heavily upon our supporters, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. If you would like to help in this endeavor, we invite you to become a member, renew your membership, make a donation, or become a volunteer.

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