Friday, September 17, 2010

Aloha With an Altitude - Colorado Aloha Festival runs September 17-19

Colorado Aloha Festival
September 17-19, 2010

Get a taste of Hawaii without setting foot on a plane. The Colorado Aloha Festival kicks off on Friday, September 17, summoning the island spirit with a hula concert featuring modern and ancient traditional dances and chants at Macky Auditorium on the CU campus. Performers include Grammy Award winner Daniel Ho, hula master Loea Hewitt, and adult and child dancers from the Mauna Pohaku Hula School. The event begins at 7pm.

The following day, the hula continues at halftime during the football game between the CU Buffaloes and the University of Hawaii Warriors.

On both Saturday and Sunday, head for Twenty Ninth Street to learn all about Pacific Island culture with free workshops and even more music and performances. Make sure to stroll through the sea of Hawaiian vendors while dining on delicious island food—from refreshing tropical smoothies to the much-revered Spam sushi.

For details and ticket information, visit the Colorado Aloha Festival website.

Ho'ike Hula Concert
Friday, September 17, 2010, 7:00 PM
Macky Auditorium, Boulder CO
Ticket prices range from $15 - $65

— Rebecca Schneider

Photo of Hoike Show by Glenn Asakawa

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