Moanalua Gardens Basis (MGF) is proud to announce the premiere of the digital 43rd annual Prince Lot Hula Competition , 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5 on KHON2. The 2-hour program may even be live-streamed on www.khon2.com and KHON’s YouTube channel. It is going to be rebroadcast 7-9 p.m. Nov. 7 on KHON2, and 8-10 p.m. Nov. Eight on sister station KHII. The presenting sponsor is Hawaii Tourism.
As an alternative of a dwell in-person occasion, this yr’s first digital pageant was filmed at historic Queen Emma Summer time Palace and options eleven halau hula in an inspiring program of hula with particular messages of aloha from every kumu. Based in 1978, the pageant honors Prince Lot Kapuaiwa, who helped reprise hula in Moanalua and reigned as Kamehameha V from 1863 to 1872.
“Whereas we can not safely collect collectively in particular person in the course of the pandemic, we needed to deliver our program of aloha by way of hula to the households and kupuna right here in Hawaii and past our shores to allow them to watch it within the safety of their houses,” mentioned Alika Jamile, government director and president of Moanalua Gardens Basis.
This system will showcase a mix of each kahiko and auana dances with halau acting at varied areas on the Queen Emma Summer time Palace in compliance with State and County COVID-19 tips.
Veteran producer and senior media producer of the Merrie Monarch Competition for 27 years, David Kalama of Kalama Productions is producing the present offered by Moanalua Gardens Basis.
A spotlight of the present will likely be a particular efficiency by MGF’s Malia Kau Award recipient Kumu Hula Leimomi Ho and Keali’ika’apunihonua Ke’ena A’o Hula.
The digital pageant will premiere on Moanalua Gardens Basis’s Fb web site on Nov. 16 and on their YouTube channel with further vignettes on Dec. 1