Concert celebrates legacy of Kauikeaouli

  • KAPA radio personalities, “Jaz and Ka‘ea,” host the celebration.

  • Halau Ka‘eaikahelelani took part in the 20th annual Tribute to Kamehameha III – A Birthday Celebration for Ka Lani Kauikeaouli. (Courtesy photos/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kamehameha III

Kamehameha Schools invites ‘ohana and friends to gather in the comfort of their own home for the streaming of the 20th annual “Tribute to Kamehameha III – A Birthday Celebration for Ka Lani Kauikeaouli.” This free ‘aha mele (concert) broadcast airs from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at www.ksbe.edu/kauikeaouli.

Filmed at the Outrigger Kona Resort &Spa, the concert features sights and sounds from Moku o Keawe. KAPA radio personalities, “Jaz and Ka‘ea,” host the celebration spotlighting mele and hula performances by Keolanui featuring David Ka‘io, Elmer Jr. “Sonny” Lim, Nathan “Keola” Grace and Kevin Kealoha, Halau Ka‘eaikahelelani, Chadd Paishon and Friends, and Kainani Kahaunaele.

Each year, the celebration highlights an organization that extols the virtues that Kauikeaouli lived and loved – kaiaulu a me ho‘ona‘auao – community and education. Last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

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