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MERRIE MONARCH Cultural Enrichment Programs

  • ʻImiloa Astronomy Center 600 Imiloa Place Hilo, HI, 96720 United States (map)

Friday, April 26 Merrie Monarch Presentations

Friday, April 26 at 10:00am - Papakōlea's Finest


A musical performance that honors the lands, history, and families of Papakōlea, Honolulu, Oʻahu.  In the late 1800s, many Hawaiians were displaced from their land in rural parts of Oʻahu.  Several of those families moved onto public lands above Punchbowl crater looking for a healthy, self-sufficient life.  They created the first neighborhood of Papakōlea.  Through their stories of resilience and perseverance, the Hawaiian identity within this region is strong and vibrant. This special performance will share the rich stories and history of Papakōlea, a Native Hawaiian community that continues to be a source of cultural knowledge and pride.  The performance will be given by some of Papakōlea's finest, the Asing ʻOhana - Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, ʻĀina Asing and Puka Asing.  Join them as they share familial stories through mele.

Friday, April 26 at 1:00pm - Hawai'i's Music At Its Finest

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A musical performance that features some of Hawai'i's finest musical artists - Kainani Kahaunaele, Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing, Kīhei Nahale-a, and Sean Nāleimaile.  These artists are Grammy Award winners, Nā Hōkū Hanohano awardees, singers, songwriters, producers, parents, educators, friends, and lāhui uplifters.  They will be sharing their experiences and their innovative music that builds upon the legacy of Hawaiian musicians of the past and encourages people to rediscover, reconnect and reinstill what Hawaiian music and performers of Hawaiian music represent.

Reserve your tickets now by calling (808) 932-8901 or in person at our Guests Services Desk.

Pre-Sale Tickets: Members $10, Non-Members $12, Day of $15