Hula performance, Honolulu 1979
Childs, Iraphne R. (1979) Hula performance, Honolulu 1979. [Image]
Hula, the art of ancient Hawaiian dance, was traditionally performed wearing tapa cloth (not grass skirts) and to the accompaniment of gourd drums and wooden instruments. All traditional hula tell a story, usually legendary tales of Alii(nobles). Today traditional hula has undergone a popular cultural revival and there are numerous hula schools, hula competitions and public performances throughout Hawaii. This image shows an open-air hula performance, with musical accompaniment including traditional gourd drum, in the grounds of a grand old house along the Pali highway, central Oahu.
|Collection:||Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2013 13:02|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2014 19:38|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.|
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