Hōʻike 2019: The Battle of Kuamoʻo

Hōʻike 2019 will take place on March 14 and 15 in Koaiʻa Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $5, with a special $20 early entry package which includes pre-show pupus from 4 to 5 p.m. Show and ticket information will be available at www.ksbe.edu/kshhoike on Feb. 20.

As always, Hōʻike showcases a significant moment in Hawaiian history. “The Battle of Kuamoʻo” revolves around Liholiho’s decision not to reinstate the ‘ai kapu and Kekuaokalani’s objection and eventual war against Liholiho. There is also an added layer of complexity through an internal conflict for Manono, Kekuaokalani’s wife. Manono deals with the guilt of being part of the rifle company that cuts down the O‘ahu forces at the battle of Nu‘uanu and the conflict with her values that arises. In the end she recognizes the importance of standing for what she believes in and not assimilating into western culture even if this means death, her eventual destiny.

The opera is presented in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language).

Funds raised from the Hōʻike performances will help to defray travel costs for the students traveling to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August to once again represent Hawaiian culture and moʻolelo on a worldwide stage.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-15-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 03-15-2019 8:00 pm
Location Kamehameha School

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