Kahili Making Demonstration and Stories of Kapolei | Arts & Culture
Makeke Kapolei, a weekly farmers’ and green market for the community of Kapolei, will feature a kahili making demonstration to show market goers how feather bundles (uo) are made and how they are attached to their hangers (au). The booth will also feature a map of Kapolei with the ancient Hawaiian names, people will learn the stories and history associated with those names.Presenter will be Shad Kane, author of the book “Cultural Kapolei.” His book about ancient place names and stories associated with these names of Kapolei, will be available for purchase at the market. Malama Learning Center is hosting this educational event, with funding from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority/Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement. Thursday, May 3, 2012, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. Kapolei High School main parking lot91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707 Hawaiian place names are our link to the past and history of the areas that we live in. Although Kapolei is a newly developed community, there are many ancient stories associated with it. Learning about these stories will enrich people’s connection to the area that they live in Makeke Kapolei provides resources to create a community that is healthy and connected to its cultural roots. The market supports local farmers and producers and works to eliminate waste of our precious natural resources and educate its customers through educational activities. Makeke Kapolei is conducted by the Malama Learning Center, Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center’s Wai`anae Farmers’ Market, and Kapolei High School. For more information, call 692-8200 ext. 2267 or email: email@example.com.
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