KAPALUA–This in memory of Charles Ka’upu.
(photos below). If you Love or want to learn more about Hawaiian culture go to Celebrations of Arts Today and tomorrow at Ritz Carlton.
PERSONAL STORIES: In 2004, I asked the late Charles Ka’upu why I was so passionate about Hawaii. “Well, he said, “in another life, you were once here.” I still cherish this.
SECOND STORY: Also in 2004 i attended a special ceremony restricted to a few in which we drank an ancient Hawaiian drink sitting around a circle and could make a wish. Mine: that I would learn to cherish Hawaiian culture. The wish has come true.
VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC PHOTOS BELOW: Charles at the Celebration of the Arts; cleansing ceremony in the rain in 2004, Clifford Nao’le and Hokulani Holt, the moving force behind the celebration with Charles for two decades. i
CHARLES AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
CLEANSING ALSO SCHEDULE BELOW: vvv
Profiles of both Charles and Clifford appear in my books
TODAY: 7 PM two films on whales and haleakala
SATURDAY: Sessions of hawaiin ceremonies, waters of kane, rare appearance by residents of Ni/iha, Hawaiian paths, Alaloa various times 10, , 11 am , 111.15 am, 12 pm, 2 pm opening cermeony too. go to celebration of arts web site for more. SEE U THERE ALL WEEKEND.