Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Heiva I Kauai Ia Orana Tahiti announcements

Announcing the 6th annual Heiva I Kauai Iaorana Tahiti, August 4-5, 2007 at Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii. This event is a Tahitian dance competition with solo and group performances and traditional and contemporary Tahitian drumming. The event will also feature multi-cultural exhibition dancing, singing and crafts. Vendors will have an array of items from south and western Pacific islands for sale.

On Friday afternoon, August 3rd, solo dance competitors are to register and pick up their competition numbers between 4 and 6 pm.

Saturday morning, a special tribute to David Kaneholani Sr. will be presented by his family. Gates open at 9 am and solo competition begins at 10:30 am. Solo categories are Ote'a vahine and tane, for junior, senior and master (age 40+) divisions. Group categories include ‘Ote'a, Aparima, Ahuroa, and traditional Tahitian drumming. Group dancing will be on Sunday, August 5th. Sunday will end with solo, group and drumming award presentations.

Festival participants can enjoy a weekend of great Tahitian entertainment, browse through an array of Polynesian arts and crafts, observe and participate in creating Polynesian crafts, savor delicious local foods and win super prizes in the ticket raffle!

Admission is $5 a day at the door. Children age 6 and under are free.

To avoid traffic through Kapaa town, attendees are advised to park at the Kapaa Ball Park near the Armory and walk a short way to the Beach Park.

For more information call 808.822.9447.

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