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Outstanding Hula in Kukahi 2013 at MACC

February 14, 2013
The Maui Weekly

Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC) will present the 2013 installment of Kukahi, the annual fundraising concert for Halau Ke'alaokamaile with Kumu Hula Keali'i Reichel, on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, in Castle Theater.

Renowned as one of Hawai'i's most popular recording artists, Keali'i's music, chant and hula represent the best of Hawaiian traditional and contemporary poetry and dance today. In 2011, Keali'i was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame for his lifetime achievements.

In 1980, he founded his hula school, Halau Ke'alaokamaile, which has won numerous awards over the years, including first in women's group competition for hula kahiko (traditional) and hula 'auana (modern) and top wahine overall honors at the Merrie Monarch Festival. The beauty and grace of their synchronized movements on stage are mesmerizing.

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Maui Arts & Cultural Center will present this year’s installment of Kūkahi, the annual fundraising concert for Hālau Ke‘alaokamaile with Kumu Hula Keali‘i Reichel, on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, in Castle Theater.

Halau Ke'alaokamaile has succeeded on many levels over three decades, yet has never had a permanent home. Its members are embarking on their biggest fundraiser yet--a permanent halau school and cultural center to call home in Central Maui. They anticipate that the new facility will support and inspire its mission "to perpetuate the Hawaiian tradition, culture and heritage through its arts, beliefs, dance and language" for generations to come.

Kukahi 2013 offers Maui residents and visitors the opportunity to support Halau Ke'alaokamaile and the cultural gifts its members have bestowed on us while enjoying a magical stage production.

Tickets are $35, $45 and $55 for adults, and $17.50, $22.50 and $27.50 for keiki 12 and under.

Bring the family and enjoy preshow dinner catered by Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, serving from 5 p.m. in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard.

Call the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) or visit



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