Keauhou, Cazimero to headline hawaiian airlines may day 2022
Hawaiian Airlines May Day 2022, presented by the Hawaiian Islands continues the annual Lei Day tradition by the Brothers Cazimero with Keauhou, the 17-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winning group, returning to headline the concert experience alongside special guests, Robert Cazimero and his Hālau Nā Kamalei o Līlīlehua, Manu Boyd, Kainani Kahaunaele, Kamalei Kawaʻa, various hālau hula, and host, Billy V.
The concert experience will return as a broadcast special live from the lawn of Bishop Museum. The broadcast will premiere statewide on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm on KFVE, and via Facebook Live, by Kāhuli Leo Leʻa and various partnering organizations. The program will also be re-broadcast on May 7 on KGMB at 1:00pm and on KFVE at 7:00pm, and on May 8 on KHNL at 1:00pm.
As a production of nonprofit organization, Kāhuli Leo Leʻa, the concert will feature performances of mele, hula, and moʻolelo that will not only serve to entertain, but to educate. Producer and Kāhuli Leo Leʻa executive director, Zachary Lum says, “while we strive to advance our philosophy of ʻāina to our visitors, we must not forget to maintain aloha ʻāina within our own communities.” Lum adds, “to celebrate our ʻāina, May Day will honor the ingenuity of the ahupuaʻa: an enduring system of land management that prioritizes the symbiotic relationship between people and environment. By featuring ʻāina and practitioners from across Hawaiʻi, May Day will be a celebration of our island home and the beauty we must maintain in aloha ʻāina.”
The broadcast will be another memorable chapter in the series of May Day concerts with the joint support of co-title sponsors, Hawaiian Airlines and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (through the Community Enrichment Program), and sponsors, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Musuem, the Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau, Okinakalani Ltd., Studio Saki, Walmart, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikīkī Beach, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Piano Planet, the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts and Kanileʻa ʻUkulele.
“We’re pleased to once again extend our aloha to our May Day audience in Hawai‘i and abroad by showcasing the beauty of our island home through song, dance and storytelling and sharing with them the importance of caring for this special place,” said Robert Sorensen Vice President Marketing and E-Commerce at Hawaiian Airlines.
Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority’s Chief Brand Officer, Kalani Kaʻanāʻanā also adds: “May Day has and will always be an opportunity to celebrate who we are by honoring where we are. Our community, natural resources, Hawaiian culture come together in this annual event to remind us of the special place we call home. We hope you join us as we maintain our collective commitment toward a future rooted in aloha ʻāina.”
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