Hawaii Mom Blog: Royal Hawaiian Center February Entertainment Schedule






January 24, 2019

Royal Hawaiian Center February Entertainment Schedule

Royal Hawaiian Center offers up the very best in Hawaiian entertainment throughout February, including hula ‘auana performances; music from Hawai‘i’s top recording artists; and evenings featuring steel guitar, slack key, and Hawaiian piano. New for 2019, Royal Hawaiian Center is pleased to announce a revamped lineup of the only hula kahiko in Waikīkī, featuring new award-winning hālau every month.

Visitors and kamaʻāina are invited to gather in The Royal Grove from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. to enjoy the free performances. The February entertainment schedule is as follows:

Mele Pākolu Series
The first week of the month features the Mele Pākolu series with three special nights of music and hula.
  • Tuesday, February 5 – Steel Guitar Night, Ke Kula Mele NextGen
  • Wednesday, February 6 – Slack Key Guitar Night, George Kuo
  • Thursday, February 7 – Hawaiian Piano Night, Wehilani Ching & ‘Ohana
Hula Performances
Hawaiian music and hula ‘auana, hula’s modern form, fills The Royal Grove Tuesday through Friday at twilight. The hour-long performances feature top island entertainers with a focus on Hawaiian language musical favorites. 

On Saturdays, hula kahiko is showcased with a hālau hula (hula school) and their 'ōlapa (dancers) performing traditional hula where drumming and chanting are the accompaniment. All featured hālau hula have competed at the annual Merrie Monarch Festival and showcase a variety of hula traditions unique to their own hālau. In February, Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua under the direction of kumu hula Snowbird Bento will take the stage. 

Steel Guitar Demonstration
Through an ongoing partnership with the Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE), Royal Hawaiian Center introduces a new steel guitar demonstration with Daniel Tremblay every Wednesday from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. in The Royal Grove. Learn more about this uniquely Hawaiian instrument and its cultural connection to the Center. 

Live Hawaiian Entertainment

  • Tuesdays – Waipuna
  • Wednesdays – Hula Show by Malu Productions 
  • Thursdays – Kūpaoa
  • Fridays – ʻEkolu Mākou

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