Dare to Hula

Hula is not just dancing. For many Hawaiians, torn between pride in cultural traditions and a yearning for Western ways, hula is the embodiment of their culture. Before Western contact and the introduction of a written language, Hawaiian culture was kept alive through dance, mele (song or poetry), and chant. Hula expresses everything Hawaiians hear, see, smell, taste, touch, and feel.

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