Lili?u: Tribute to a Queen

Lili?u: Tribute to a Queen

January 16, 2018 New York, NY


Time : 7:30PM
Venue : Ellen Stewart Theatre
Address : 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
State : NY
Zip : 10003
Phone : 866-811-4111

$30 Tickets ($35 Day of Show); $25 Seniors/Students ($30 Day of Show) (plus $1 Facility Fee)

On the eve of the 125th Anniversary of the overthrow of Queen Lili?uokalani, PA?I Foundation brings together artists from Honolulu and New York City to present an evening of mele (songs), oli (chants), hula (dance) and mo?olelo (stories) composed by and for the last Queen of Hawai?i. An accomplished musician, vocalist, choral director, prolific writer and composer of over 150 songs, Queen Lili?uokalani (Lili?u) reigned as queen from 1891 to 1893, when her Kingdom was overthrown by American businessmen, with the assistance of the United States military. Subsequently, the Hawaiian Islands were annexed de-facto in 1898 by the United States.

PA?I presents N? Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero & Vicky Holt Takamine along with members of their h?lau, Pua Ali?i ?Ilima o Nuioka and special guest artists: Kumu Hula Michelle Nālei Akina, Storyteller Moses Goods, Kaina Quenga, Kris Kato, B. Kainoa Embernate, Michael Keoni DeFranco, Andy Wang, Chris Davis, Claudia Goddard & The Gracious Ladies NYC.

This evening would not be possible without the generous support of MAPFUND, National Endowment for the Arts, Artworks, Ford Foundation, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, National Performance Network, Queen Lili?uokalani Trust, Kamehameha Schools, United States Artists, Doris Duke Foundation, H?l?wai and La Mama Experimental Theatre Club.