Queen Lili'uokalani, Hawaii's last monarch, loved music, song and dance - but most of all, she loved children. In her honor and her name, Honolulu's Kalihi-Palama Culture and Arts Society organized the Keiki Hula Competition, showcasing the grace, excitement, and passion of the most talented young dancers from near and far. With each movement, chant and song, an important cultural and historical practice is kept alive. With open arms these keiki embrace the past and sway into the future with aloha in their hearts.
As televised, experience the entire 32nd annual three-day festival with stunning highlights that illuminate these talented dancers in halua (schools) and individual competitions. Witness the spectacular performances and beautiful floral-accented costumes as these skillful boys and girls celebrate their love of hula through graceful, contemporary auana hula and passionate, traditional kahiko hula. (4 hours)