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Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu – The Ola Project

Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu – The Ola Project

Date:
Sat, Jul 16, 2016
Time:
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Venue:
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
Phone:
(415) 543-1718
Cost:
Free

Sat, Jul 16, 2016, 1:00pm2:30pm

Free

An unprecedented, interdisciplinary manifestation presented in partnership with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, The Ola Project combines chants, music, dance, lectures and sculpture as a celebration of the Bay Area legacy of Patrick Makuakane’s hula school and dance company Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu. Ola means life in Hawaiian, and the event centers around the erection of a kuahu – a traditional Hawaiian shrine that serves as the focal point of the day’s activities. With hundreds of performers descending upon the gardens to dance, sing, build and celebrate, The Ola Project is a welcoming Hawaiian experience resonating with tradition and connectedness.

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