The Battle of Kuamoʻo, a Hawaiian opera

March 14, 2019 · 6:00PM - 8:00PM

place Big Island > Puna

Arts & Culture

The 16th annual Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi Hōʻike will share the Hawaiian opera, The Battle of Kuamoʻo on March 14 and 15. THE BATTLE OF KUAMOʻO, an opera sung entirely in the Hawaiian language, tells the story of the fateful conflict after the death of King Kamehameha (in 1819) between Kona chief Kekuaokalani, loyal to the traditional customs and religion, and Liholiho, the new king swayed by his regent mother to end the old ways to make way for the new.

Through music, traditional dance and chant, the story is retold of the fate of an island nation shaped by a single battle.

Funds raised from the Hōʻike performances will help to defray travel costs for students traveling to perform this Hawaiian opera at the world's largest performing arts festival in Scotland, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Your support will help them represent Hawaiian language, culture and moʻolelo on an incredible worldwide stage.

PRICE$5 pre-sale, $10 at the door

place 16-716 Volcano Road, Keaau, HI, USA

Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi