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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
949-854-4607
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Kumu Hula and Master Chanter John Keola Lake presents a special concert celebrating the history, stories and traditions of Hawaii’s famous Waikiki. In timeless tradition, Kumu Lake begins the journey with ancient chants and dances that honor the place and time of Ma’ilikukahi, to Kuali’i. The stage, scene, and music will transition through the years as Waikiki changes from the gathering place of chiefs to the gathering place of visitors. Concert-goers will visit Waikiki’s famous Kodak Hula Show with Weldon Kekauoha, Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner; and travel to Ainahau, the beloved estate of Princess Miriam Likelike, with music from the monarchy with song stylists Nalani Olds and Van Diamond; and hear the hapa haole music of the time when Hollywood discovered Waikiki. From pa’u [traditional garment] to cellophane skirts, from pahu [ceremonial drum] to big band sounds, from quiet place of leisure to nightclubs, Waikiki has evolved and this show lets you relive some of its special moments.