Gallery: Hula, the Heartbeat of the Hawaiian People

 Meet the photographer: Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Festival, Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa proudly presents Kahoʻolemanaʻs photos of hula in its everyday form: at practice, hula festivals, protest rallies, backyard pāʻina, professional performances. As our Merrie Monarch, King David Kalākaua, said:

Hula is the language of the heart and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

Please click  first photo to view the photos as a slide show.

Want to learn more?  Learn the manaʻo behind each photo

All rights reserved. All photos are the property of the photographer and are presented here by permission.

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