Aloha Festival
Tempe, Arizona
Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima

    On March 14, 2010, Kumu Hula (master hula teacher), Kehau Chrisman, was awarded the "Kokua Award" for 2010 at the annual Arizona Aloha Festival in Tempe, Arizona.  The Kokua Award recognizes those Arizona residents that foster better understanding of and generate direct impact upon both Polynesian peoples and the community at large.  To see information about this award, and the Aloha Festival, go to: Kokua Award
   The members of Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima learn from Kehau Chrisman how to dance hula, and they also study native Hawaiian language and culture.  To see information about Kehau and her halau, you may go to:  Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima
    Napuaokalei'ilima performed at the 2010 Arizona Aloha Festival for their fifth consecutive year.  They danced for 40 minutes on the Mountain Stage on Saturday, March 13, and for 20 minutes on the main stage on Sunday, March 14.  Here is a short interview with Kehau Chrisman and Ka'imiloa followed by an 8-minute collage of their wonderful dances:

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