HERITAGE OF ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDERS (HAPI) FEST NJ Festival

A celebration honoring the AAPI Heritage Month in May by the South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) Cross Cultural Works.

Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima o Nūioka with live music from PAʻI Trio will be performing at HAPI Fest NJ to celebrate the AAPI Heritage Month in May to spread some aloha!  Carol Lau and Roberta Uno lead the New York City extension of the hālau hula (school of traditional Hawaiian dance) founded by Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine. Learn more about the mele (poetry/song) and about this hula tradition.

The PAʻI Trio will perform live and share Hawaii’s unique acoustic guitar style, slack key, ʻukulele stylings, and rich storytelling that transport audiences to Hawaii at HAPI Fest NJ to celebrate the AAPI Heritage Month in May. The PA’I Trio, Claudia Goddard, Chris Davis, and Andy Wang will accompany the halau hula (school of traditional dance), Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima o Nūioka.

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