E Huaka'i kākou i ka pae ʻāina o Hawaiʻi!

Time: 5:30 – 10 p.m.
Date: April 22, 2017
Place: Olson Gymnasium

“E hele mai kākou! Please join us for our first luau hosted by Pacific Lutheran University’s Hawaii and Asian Pacific Islander Clubs! The theme for this year is- E Huaka’i kākou i ka pae ʻāina o Hawaiʻi!: “Let’s voyage the Hawaiian islands”. Let’s all come together to “talk story”, make memories, and get a taste of the aloha spirit as we take you on a journey through the Hawaiian Islands through local food, live entertainment and dance.”

Please come out and enjoy our celebration of Hawaiian culture through song and dance! Our performances will include:

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Purchase your tickets before March 1st for Early Bird Pricing. Tickets are available online until April 20.

By Kealiʻi Reichel

Hanohano Ka Lei Pikake, written by Kealiʻi Reichel, is a hula ‘auana performed by our wahine telling a story about the pikake flower. It’s strong fragrance is adorned by Keali’i loved one.

By Kaʻau Crater Boyz

Our kane dances for you a hula ʻauana Opihi Man written by Kaʻau Crater Boyz.  They will be sharing their journey and hard from picking the Opihi with the white water rushing, there is no fooling around.

By Kealiʻi Reichel

Ipo Lei Momi, written by Kealiʻi Reichel, is a hula ʻauana performed by both our wahine and kane as a couples dance.  In this song Kealiʻi describes the call of lovers as they spend time together and enjoy each other’s warm embrace.

By Kealiʻi Reichel

No Ka Moku Kiakahi Ke Aloha tells the story about a man who is skilled at navigating the water. The song describes the movement of the boat and the lively ocean on which it sails.

By Kealiʻi Reichel

Our wahine perform Kawaipunahele, a hula ‘auana written by Keali’i Reichel is telling the story of their desire to return to Wailuku to his loved one, Kawaipunahele. He’s lonely and longs for his sweetheart, looking to be reunited once again.

By ‘Aleʻa

Polaʻilaʻi, a hula ʻauana written by ʻAleʻa, is performed by our Luau committee leaders, the Hawaii and Asian Pacific Islander Club officers and advisor.  This song is telling a story about two people going for a walk on a moonlight night while gazing at the stars, feeling the cool winds breeze enhanced with a sweet fragrance of pikake, and the sounds of an ukulele.

By Hapa

Our wahine perform for you Ka Uluwehi o Ke Kai sang by Hapa, is hula ʻauana telling a story about two close companions the lipoa and limu kohu as they sit in the white shiny sand of Hawaiʻi.