Category Archives: POLYNESIANS

Maui’s best blog celebrates America’s second king

Maui’s best blog celebrates America’s second king.

FIRST PHOTOS: SPECTACULAR WAY TO CELEBRATE THE KING’S BIRTHDAY

Lahaina, June 12–Behind the gates of a replica Iolani Palace, musicians and dancers performed in front of the Iolani palacev*America’s only palace_ in the annual paraade celebration King Kamehameha the Great. birthday. The spectacular float created by Westin resorts was perhaps the best ever to appear in the parade. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLc photos IMG_0418

WHAT STRING DID POYNESIANS INVENT THAT IS STRONGER THAN NYLON and why was it so important to Hawaii.

Kapalua, May 13–How do you hold a canoe together to sail from Tahiti and discover what today is known as Hawaii. You soak a coconut in sea water for four months, remove the mass, pound it, and weave it into rope. Watch for details in one of two upcoming columns on the Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC PHOTOS

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: 14 GREAT HISTORIC PHOTOS OF THE NEW KAANAPALI BEACH HOTEL LUAU

 

 

Aug 6–The Kaanapali Beach hotel launched a spectacular new luau last evening after months of planning. The hotel;s first luau since the 1980s, the event hosted hotel employees and a few special guests. The luau official opening to the public is likely to be August 19.  Norm Bezane /Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC.   GET MY BOOK ON THE KBH at its shops and Maui Friends of LIbrary bookstores/.

THE GUESTS

Malihini, known to me as Mrs. Aloha

Malihini, known to me as Mrs. Aloha

THE PERFORMERS

THE PLANNER/ORGANIZER WITH WAHINES

 

WELCOMING MORE GUESTS

 

 

 

WHAT DO TAHITIANS WEAR WHEN THEY ARE DANCING?

Hula shows in Kaanapali sometimes feature Tahitian dancing but the dancers don’t often look like these.
These Tahitian from Bora Bora wear real grass skirts and tattoos. Tahitians are believed to have settle on Maui around 800 A.D. and initiated the alli system. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY PHOTO, MAY 2014. Yesterday’s blog, Swans on Vacation, had 200 views, a recent record.

Pōmaikaʻi (good fortune) Hokule’a on worldwide voyage CLICK TITLE FOR IMAGES

As visitors bask on Kaanapali, the wayfarers of 2014 began their epic, 36 voyage around the world to educate the planet on sustainability and Hawaiian vales.  The courageous voyagers will face searing heat, balmy days, and ferocious storms. Maui saluted the crew (shown here) on Maui last year and this at Maalaea, Honolua. Bay and Lahaina.Eighth Grade Sacred Hearts Teacher  Mary Anna Enriquez, pictured here, gave up her coveted spot on the canoe  so another could travel. Many Maui voyagers are on the canoe for its first leg. . The Joys of Kaanapali blogger salutes you and will follow you and your Polynesian Voyaging Society ohana as you head toward Tahiti and beyond.

The epic around the world journey of the Voyaging Canoe Hokelea actually begins today, first stop Tahiti.

What do 50 beautiful people look like when they sail to and visit Tahiti

ON  THE AMAZING CELEBIRTY SOLTICE VIA SIDNEY, NEW ZEALAND, FRENC POLYNESIS WE MADE FRIENDS ON LAND AND SEE. HERE WE SHOW OUR SHIPMATES, THE PEOPLE WE MET ON SHORE. WE HAVE NO PICTURES OF THE BEST FRIENDS WE MADE SINCE MY CANON STOPPED WORKING AND IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT BY IPAD WAS LOST Cruises are supposed to be relaxing and there was much of that.  There also was exhaustion enchanced by the fact that we had a house guests later we met on the ship. s PEOPLE WE MET, LEARNED A LOT FROM (PARTICUALRLY OUR AUSSIE TABLEMATES) AND RELATED WITH ON THE SOLTICE BELOW.

 

BORA BORA: BLOODY MARYS AND MOTUS: POST TWO

Celebrity Soltice in Bora Bora. Day 14 of South Sea cruise. Mouse over the photos for descriptions.
Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC, Norm Bezane and Sara Foley photos. ATTENTION: TOP NOTCH AND ALL SHIPMENTS CLICK ON TOP LINK TO BECOME A FOLLOWER AND GET ALL POSTS
Coming in the days ahead: the elevator girls, crossing the equator ceremony, Hula instruction, famous malihini  hula dancers and much much more

Norm with Mutu structure

Norm with Motustructure

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