Friday, March 14, 2008

Train Hula

Video Find of the Day

Hula in honor of Queen Lili'uokalani, Hawai'i's last monarch. It's specifically about a train ride she enjoyed. I like that we get a view of the singer for once. Most of these videos focus exclusively on the dancers. Colonial period hula about colonial period life, from a time of cultural revival.

Included is "Lanakila Ke Ka Ahi Ali'i" = "Lanakila, The Royal Train." The video title gives the name of the group performing, who are led by singer Ray Fonseca.

Halau Hula 'O Kahikilaulani Kahiko

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