Hula dancers at the recent 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii.

Cliff Matias

Hula dancers at the recent 50th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii.

National Museum of American Indian Celebrates Hawaiian Arts and Culture

Hawaiian arts and culture will be featured May 24-26 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. during the 2013 Celebrate Hawaii Festival.

Events include special screenings of the film State of Aloha and a concert featuring Amy Hanaiali`i Gilliom, a four-time Grammy nominee, leading up to the festival itself on May 26. During the festival, visitors can meet and greet Hawaiian culture bearers who are practitioners of the traditional Hawaiian arts related to voyaging and canoes, according to the museum. There will also be opportunites to watch and learn about hula, cooking demonstrations, as well as other presentations.

The festival coincides with May being Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

For complete festival details, click here.

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Celebrating Hula, the Language of the Heart, at the 50th Anniversary Merrie Monarch Festival

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