20th Annual Halau Hula O Leilani Hoike

In a performance recital Feb. 2 celebrating 20 years, Leilani Rivera Low and her halau presented talented students ages 4 to 60 at Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall. The colorful show of hula, Tahitian and Maori dance and music featured the Makaha Sons, Mama’ane Kanahele and ‘ohana from Ni’ihau. Artists also included Valetta Jeremiah, Michael Keale and Uncle Larry Rivera (Leilani’s father). Guests feasted on ono luau offerings, and perused vendors selling crafts and jewelry including Ni’ihau shell lei. To learn more, e-mail darryl.leilani@hawaiiantel.net.

Photos by Amanda C. Gregg