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09/22/2019 - 10:00am to 09/28/2019 - 3:00pm
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A week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture, including educational lectures and music and hula competitions on the island of Kauaʻi.

HAWAIIAN CHURCH SERVICE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10 AM
KAPAʻA FIRST HAWAIIAN CHURCH
Welcome all as we celebrate with special music; even a little hula now and then in both English and the Hawaiian languages. This event is held at the historic Kapaʻa First Hawaiian Church founded by Queen Deborah Kapule in 1879. Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival volunteers and supporters provide the special music for this service that is open to all residents and visitors. After the service, all are invited to join in refreshments.

KAUAʻI COMPOSERS CONCERT
& CONTEST
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 7 PM
HISTORIC WAIMEA THEATRE
Celebrating its 34th anniversary as a founding event of the Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival, this event encourages the composition of new music through its various categories including: Hawaiian (must be in the Hawaiian language), Contemporary Hawaiian, Open and Professional. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded. Participants in this contest are inspired by sharing their personal musical creations with the Island’s people and visitors.
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EŌ, E LILIʻU
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 9 AM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL
A growing and exciting event that allows students in the Hawaiian immersion school programs on Kauaʻi to compete musically by grades with songs in the Hawaiian language.
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CULTURAL PRESENATTION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

CULTURAL PRESENATTION
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

HULA COMPETITION
SOLO/GROUP KAHIKO NEI
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 6 PM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL
This event demonstrates a creative and unique idea in hula in the ancient style (kahiko) with a slight twist of Kaua'i flavor. Newer chants are encouraged by judges. Chants that are 10 years old or less get five bonus points. Three bonus points are given to chants 20 years or younger.
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NĀ LEI PUAʻOLE
FLOWERLESS LEI CONTEST
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 | 10 AM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL

HULA COMPETITION
GROUP ʻAUANA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 6 PM
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL
This is the second evening of hula competition and features Auana, modern hula. This group competition allows the hula school (hālau) to use traditional, borrowed or newly created implements to add a "contemporary" flavor to hula. This event encourages the ingenuity and creativeness of our kumu hula. Categories include Kaikamahine, Keikikane, Wahine, Kane, Kupuna and Hui/`Ohana.
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HULA COMPETITION
SOLO ʻAUANA + FINALE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 12 NOON
KAUAʻI WAR MEMORIAL CONVENTION HALL
The finale cannot be missed. First, solo competition enchants the audience. Then, all the competing hālau and audience wait breathlessly to see the winners announced by the judges.
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MOKIHANA PASS
The Mokihana Pass was created for those who desire to support the Kauai Mokihana Festival and allows any person to utilize the pass at events listed below. If you are unable to make one or more events, you are welcomed to pass on your MP to someone else. The Mokihana Pass is available for sale at $75.00 per pass. Purchase in advance. The Mokihana Pass is good for admission to all events.
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