Every year, the Ulu A‘e Learning Center looks forward to putting on the Kapu‘uola Hula Festival and celebrating storytelling through hula and new mele at Pu‘uokapolei. This year’s festival is scheduled for April 4. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, Ulu A‘e has made the decision to postpone the festival.
“Keeping our people safe and protecting the health of our community is our number one concern,” says Maka Anuheali‘i, Chair of the Kapu‘uola Planning committee.
The Kapu‘uola Hula Festival celebrates hula and brings awareness to Pu‘uokapolei. Last year over 2,000 people attended, 20% of which were visitors. “We’d rather help to prevent rather than accelerate the spread of the virus,” says Anuheali‘i. “Postponing is the right thing to do right now.”
A new date will be announced in the coming months. For more information contact Miki‘ala at (808) 722-3036.