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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the County of Maui with the Office of Economic Development is sponsoring E Kūpa`a Kākou, a Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community.

E Kūpa`a Kākou means “to persist,” and the music series honors and celebrates the efforts of some of our 2020 Maui Na Hoku Hanohano award nominees, accompanied by Maui Hālau each Friday in September from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will live streamed.

“I’m proud that the County of Maui is sponsoring this series as a pilot project,” Mayor Victorino said. “Support for local musicians, halau and artists is another avenue to support a different small-business sector. Also, because this will be live-streamed, there will be no live audience, and everyone can enjoy these great artists’ performances on their computers, cellphones and remote devices.”

Artists set to perform include Kahālāwai and Amy Hānaiali`i Gilliom on Sept. 4, 2020, with Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua and Kumu Hula Kukona; Kaulike Pescaia and Josh Tatofi on Sept. 11, 2020, with Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka and Kumu Hula Napua Greig; Kaniala Masoe and Ahumanu on Sept. 18, 2020, with Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu and Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo-Pearson; and Leomana and Nā Wai `Ehā on Sept. 25, 2020, with Hālau Kukuaokal`ā`au`ala`iliahi and Kumu Hula `Iliahi and Haunani Paredes.

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