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What do Hawaiians do when they want to enter a celebration of the rich culture?`

arts open IMG_1569Kumu Kawika Freitas who will recognize the chants of visitors stands with the hotel General Manager  to begin welcoming guests who ask permission to enter through chants.                                                                                                                        

Kapalua, May 11–At the annual Celebration Arts at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, they chant, asking permission. to enter. In a one-hour ceremony, they approached the doorway of the hotel with a chant about seeking permission  to entire.

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Four families and numerous groups each gave individual chants. A Kupuna who owns the Wailuku store Native Intelligence chanted in reply. Each chant is different. And the reply to each chant is different as well. In reply, the kupuna acknowledges he understand the unique words being chanted in Hawaiian and adds his own words of welcome. Let the celebration begin.

Also, see Rick Chatenever in today’s Maui News in which he too describes the moving ceremony. This was the first time the blogger over 14 years got close and personal grabbing a good vantage point early.

Check out my books at Joys of Kaanapali bookstore on the web that contain profiles of host Clifford Naole, and 20 others that  talk about their heritage before celebration audiences or in interviews by this author/blogger. celebrate Hawaiians or report on the events of past years.

UPDATED: PSYCHODELIC HULA TIMES FIVE

KAPALUA, MAY 11 When you lose an $800 Nikon camera in a cab, you think twice about buying another. You use an IPAD which takes perfectly good pics in daylight that even reproduce well in full  color in my Lahaina News columns, {Photos at night  tend to be a bit psychodelic and even beautiful. 

The psychedelic is a concept the name of which is derived from the Ancient Greek words psychē (ψυχή, “soul”) and dēloun (δηλοῦν, “to make visible, to reveal”), translating to “mind-revealing, ” according to Wikipedia

 And so we begin coverage of teh wonderful 23rd Celebration of the Arts put on by cultural advisor Clifford Na’ole and  his great Ritz team by showcasing the performers including Eric Guiliom who turned in a superb performance.  And this ends  14 hours of photographing with the IPAD, which fortunately did not run of juice.  KEEP SCROLLING DOWN.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

FIRST PERFORMERS PREPARE TO GO ON STAGE WATCH FOR MORE FESTIVITIES TOMORROW FROM VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC, and an upcoming column in Lahaina News.

UPDATED: DON’T MISS MAUI’S BEST LOOK AT HAWAIIAN CULTURE (Part One)

Charles, one of the founders of the Celebration of Arts

Charles   Ka’upu, one of the founders of the Celebration of Arts (1957-2011)

    CELEBRATING HAWAIIAN CULTURE : A LOOK BACK Kapuala,  May 7– If you want a rich experience this weekend, check out this: One of the best showcases for Hawaiian Culture put together by Kupuna Clifford Na ole (second photo) kicks off at the 23rd annual Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz. Carlton. This marks the 13th year your blogger has attended two days of provocative programs on the culture and issues, hands on places to make nose flutes and other projects, and attend (sometimes) a spectacular luau. Here we look back at that memorable first time when a celebrate the rising sun ceremony in which participants could cleanse their souls was greeted by a pouring rain and was survival because of the Ritz provided warm towels. Here we also give a tribute to the late Charles, one of the founders of the event, who passed away in Check out the program below the photos. 

The celebration in 2002. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC photos

The celebration in 2002. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC photosnnnn

The  Program:  http://www.kapaluacelebrationofthearts.com/celebration-of-the-arts-schedule

HOW WE CELEBRATE HAWAIAN CULTURE

Clifford one of the inspiring leaders of trthe celebration for 22  yearsAt the Celebration of the Arts,  from  dawn to midnight.
First, a cleansing ceremony in the ocean at sunrise (did not go this year), later opening ceremonies in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, informative talks including one on Hawaiian adornments (shown), the luau show (shown), after hours entertainment with a friend greeting a friend. Blogger focused on learning and not photographing or there would have been much moe. Thinking of posting a couple You tube videos when there is time. Mahalo Ritz Carlton Kapalua for my enjoyable 10th year at the festival photographing and taking notes. Watch for a Lahaina News column in the next month containing nuggets of new insights on the culture. 

RITZ LUAU

RITZ LUAU

HOW CAN AN AUTHOR HAVE A FUN WEEKEND ON MAUI?

THREE OF THESE LOVELY LADIES APPEAR IN MY BOOKS.Attend the 50th anniversary of the  Kaanapali Beach Hotel, give away my latest book to some in them, attend the Ritz Festival of the Arts, attend a Mothers Day Fashion show: PICTURES: MORNING GODDESS OF KPOA, SEING STAR AMY HANELEI’I, A A LOVELY LADY AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS WHO HAS BEEN HONORED BY BEING GIVEN A NAWAIIAN NAME AND A MODEL AT A FASHION SHOW. bloggers Note: Technical difficulties (t00 many photos in computer memory) prevented earlier posts.  Much more to come. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC.

TODAY: 27TH CULTURAL EVENT OF YEAR

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 ArtsSunrise cleansing ceremony in 2004 in the rain Voices of Maui Talks Story, LLC photo in 2004 Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC photoclifford

CHARLES AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
CLEANSING ALSO SCHEDULE BELOW:Charles at the Celebration of the Arts vvvSunrise cleansing ceremony in 2004 in the rain Voices of Maui Talks Story, LLC photo in 2004 Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC photo

Profiles of both Charles and Clifford appear in my books

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

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