Femme It Forward Concerts Showcase Female Empowerment

The “multi-design” occasion arrangement highlights Cardi B, Teyana Taylor and City Girl in front of an audience and in the background.

Femme It Forward Tour

Another show arrangement that blends exhibitions by heavyweight rappers and R&B vocalists with parody and exuberant boards is taking off on an across the nation visit. Live Nation Urban’s Femme It Forward will exhibit stars, for example, Cardi B, Teyana Taylor, Jill Scott, and City Girls, among numerous others, both in front of an audience and off camera.

The Tour, which is portrayed as “multi-position,” will incorporate parody shows and board exchanges notwithstanding exhibitions. Its will probably underline the intensity of ladies in diversion both on and off the stage.

“This previous year has been an outstanding one for ladies in music and amusement, and with the inconceivable commitments of ladies, it is fitting that we respect the fate of music and its proceeded with steps on the way to incorporation,” a representative for Live Nation Urban told Pollstar.

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Aftershock festival: Tool, Slipknot, Blink-182, Rob Zombie, Korn, Marilyn Manson lead 2019 lineup

Also boasting Staind, Bring Me the Horizon, Babymetal, Gojira, Lamb of God, and more

The yearly Aftershock Festival has recently divulged its 2019 lineup, and it highlights heavyweight acts Tool, Slipknot, Blink-182, Rob Zombie, Korn, and Marilyn Manson driving the bill. The occasion grows to three days this year, occurring October eleventh thirteenth at Discovery State Park in Sacramento, California.

Likewise on the bill are Staind, who are restoring this fall following a five-year nonattendance, Bring Me the Horizon, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Lamb of God, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Sum 41, Bad Religion, Clutch, FIDLAR, Andrew W.K. and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. See the full lineup in the notice underneath.

Aftershock festival 2019 Lineup

In an official statement, Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch expressed, “Delayed repercussion Festival is consistently a special encounter for Korn contrasted with different celebrations. One of the fundamental reasons is we have numerous loved ones that live close Sacto, so it’s constantly similar to a family get-together when we play Aftershock. We’ve been gone some time and we’re returning this year with another collection, new stage look, and another fervor that is infectious! We sense that we are ablaze at this moment and our fans are going to be fuel for the blazes!”

The celebration will likewise highlight a joint effort with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner, which will be served to concertgoers as a feature of a spring up involvement on the celebration grounds.

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Firefly Music Festival Reveals Set Times, Culinary Lineup

The culinary lineup will highlight ‘Bailed out by luck’ themed spring up Saved By the Max.

Firefly Music Festival has discharged set occasions for its 2019 release commencing June 21 in Dover, Delaware. Doors will open around early afternoon on Friday with TLC hitting the Firefly organize at 4pm, Sir Sly at 6:15pm pursued by Courtney Barnett on the Lawn.

The primary night will finish off with Tyler, the Creator at 8:30pm, Panic! At the Disco at 11pm and Zedd will take to The Prism arrange at 12:30pm.

Lauren Daigle will be the first to play the fundamental Firefly organize on Saturday at 2pm pursued by Phosphorescent, King Princess, Bishop Briggs, Death Cab for Cutie and a last execution at 11:15pm by Travis Scott. Saturday’s Lawn stage will see a lineup of Dashboard Confessional performing at 7:45 pursued by Young the Giant and Passion Pit.

Beginning at 6:45pm on Sunday, the celebration will see sets from Gucci Mane, Vampire Weekend, Walk the Moon, Post Malone and DJ Snake.

A full rundown of every day lineups is beneath, alongside craftsmen and set occasions for the celebration.

Firefly Music Festival Reveals Set Times
Firefly Music Festival Reveals Set Times
Firefly Music Festival Reveals Set Times

Third Annual Watershed Festival Expands

The significance of water will be the focal point of a celebration being facilitated the main seven day stretch of April.

The Watershed Sustainability Festival will highlight a progression of instructive exercises intended for acquainting network individuals with pros in the field of water preservation.

Watershed Festival

Presently in its third year, the occasion is facilitated through an organization with the Jackson Purchase Foundation, Murray State University and different supporters. Maggie Morgan with JPF said that this year, the exercises have been extended to incorporate all the more family-engaged exercises.

“We have developed it more this year to incorporate a few things that families should need to do together,” Morgan said. “Our objective with the celebration is to make individuals mindful of the water assets that we have around us and a portion of the difficulties that we face as far as watershed the board.”

Morgan said that incorporates overseeing water assets for both human and creature use.

“We would like to give individuals tips and interface them with authorities so they can more readily see how they could get things done at their home to help secure our water assets, yet the earth by and large,” she said.

The occasion will highlight different exercises spread out day by day from April 2 to April 6. The manageability celebration intended more for families will be April 2 and will fill in as a kickoff for the week’s exercises.

“This is something we haven’t done it the past, and it is colossal,” Morgan said. “There will be instructive stalls that will be set up at the Murray State Arboretum. Those will be more for guardians and general network individuals that have questions; that is the place the masters will be. Likewise spread out will be stations and exercises for children and there will be a wide range of things.”

Morgan said agents from Land Between the Lakes will be available to take part in exercises, including turtle dashing, Animal Tales and a Hooked on Science exercise with Jason Lindsey. Get Cheap Watershed Festival Tickets from Tickets4festivals.

“There will be hands-on, show type exercises,” Morgan said. “Children can get their hands filthy and wet and find out about water and untamed life as a rule.”

The week will likewise include a supportability summit on Wednesday highlighting classes from speakers from around the district. Screenings of the narrative film “Dull Water,” which investigates the nearby monetary and biological effect of the obtrusive Asian carp species, will be appeared at MSU’s Cinema International on numerous days consistently. A cleanup occasion, monster fest and a 20-year commemoration festivity of the Four Rivers Watershed Watch will likewise be included amid the week’s exercises.

Silent Disco Lineup Announced For BottleRock Napa Valley 2019

BottleRock Napa Valley 2019 has recently announced three silent disco lineup for the 2019 edition covering 24th to 26th May on Calendar.
The Disco Nights will be headlined by Paul Oakenfold on Friday, 24th May by the mash-up kings White Panda on Saturday 25th May and The Crystal Method will be closing the festival on Sunday, 26th May.

The final performance for each of the silent disco night is scheduled to take place on the Lagunitas Stage. The guest should arrive at 8 PM if they want to reserve their headsets and spots.

BottleRock Napa Valley & HUSH concerts broke the record of the largest silent disco party in the whole Northern America in 2017 with a presence of 5000 people wearing headsets and dancing along the music by the White Panda and Big Boi. Don’t wait to get your cheap BottleRock tickets. There was a huge audience in 2018 as well with White Panda and Warren G performing on stage. So, Kaiser Permanente and HUSHconcerts, decided to stage the silent disco all three nights of the BottleRock festival.

Other than these three silent disco nights on Lagunitas Stage, the BottleRock Napa will also do the honors at the Kaiser Permanente Silent Disco Stage where there will be 30+ Bay Area artists performing whole three days of the festival.

Lani Castido, Danile Sherman Win Overall Titles at Kaua`i Polynesian Festival

LIHU`E, Hawai`i, June 3, 2011 – The Kamanawa Foundation’s 10th Annual Kaua`i Polynesian Festival dazzled
visitors and kama`aina throughout Memorial Day weekend with a host of Polynesian offerings, including dance
competitions, crafts, food, workshops, and other entertainment at the Vidinha Stadium soccer field. Lani Castido of Ori
Uvira was awarded the 2011 Vahine Polynesia title and Danile Sherman of Te Wai Ura Nui was awarded the 2011 Tane
Polynesia title.
The official results for the 2011 Kaua`i Polynesian Festival U Tink U Get Talent contest and dance competitions are
as follows:
U TINK U GET TALENT CONTEST
Junior Division Ages 6-17:
1st Place: Tamatea Nui O Kaua`i
2nd Place: Rainbow Star Zephier
3rd Place: Keahi Makekau, Mokonui Makeaku, Alex Galeai
Senior Division Ages 18 and Over:
1st Place: Aimee Sato and Moana Henriques
2nd Place: Eki Ripley
3rd Place: Emmsley Drake and Michael Drake
MAORI ACTION & POI BALLS
Group:
1st Place: Kia Manava Nui
2nd Place: Te Manawa `O Atooi
Solo:
1st Place: Karla Aeno Ku`upuamae`ole Asai, Healani’s Music & Dance Academy
2nd Place: Meighan Barretto, Te Manava `O Atooi
3rd Place: Meigan Taylor, Kia Manava Nui
SOLO HULA KAHIKO
Na Keiki Kane solo ages 6-12:
1st Place: Jojo Agsalud, Hula Halau O Hokulani
Na Keiki Kaikamahine solo ages 6-12:
1st Place: Rachel Ho, Hula Halau O Hokulani

GROUP HULA KAHIKO
Na Keiki Kaikamahine:
1st Place: Hula Halau O Hokulani
Na Opio Kaikamahine:
1st Place: Na Hui O Kamakaokalani
OVERALL KAHIKO KAMAKANE POLYNESIA
Jojo Agsalud, Hula Halau O Hokulani
OVERALL KAHIKO KAIKAMAHINE POLYNESIA
Rachel Ho, Hula Halau O Hokulani
TAHITIAN GROUP OTEA
Junior Division:
1st Place: Na Tamarii O Atooi

Senior Division:
1st Place: Te Vai Ura Nui
2nd Place: Atooi Marama
TAHITIAN GROUP OTEA BEST COSTUME
Te Vai Ura Nui
TAHITIAN GROUP APARIMA:
Senior Division:
1st Place: Te Vai Ura Nui
TAHITIAN GROUP APARIMA BEST COSTUME
Te Vai Ura Nui
TAHITIAN GROUP AHUPUROTU
Senior Division:
1st Place: Te Vai Ura Nui
2nd Place: Atooi Marama
OVERALL TAHITIAN GROUP
Te Vai Ura Nui
FIREKNIFE COMPETITION:
Junior Division:
1st Place: Quest Ava, Vaimatina
2nd Place: Malik Ava, Vaimatina
3rd Place: Alex Galeai, Vaimatina
Intermediate Division:
1st Place: Emmsley Drake, Rohotu
2nd Place: Jaylarae Galeai, Vaimatina
3rd Place: Natalie Oloa, Kalena’s Polynesian `Ohana
Senior Division:
1st Place: Mikaela Oloa, Kalena’s Polynesian `Ohana
2nd Place: Julian Maeva, Maeva I Patitifa
3rd Place: Paul Morimoto, Keiki O Ka `Aina
DRUMMING COMPETITION:
1st Place: Te Vai Ura Nui
2nd Place: Kalena’s Polynesian `Ohana
ORI TAHITI WINNERS:
Vahine Ages 4-6:
1st Place: Serina Oswald, Halau Hula O Leilani
2nd Place: Serena Bryan, Uruhutia
3rd Place: Jurney Sablan, Atooi Marama
Tane Ages 4-6:
1st Place: Wyndam Maycong, Kaliko Boy Entertainment
Vahine Ages 7-9:
1st Place: Mahelani Rowland, Tamatea Nui O Kaua`i
2nd Place: Chevelle Lele, Kalena’s Polynesian `Ohana
3rd Place: Jade Oswald, Halau Hula O Leilani
Tane Ages 7-9:
1st Place: Kainoa Sagan, Manutahi
2nd Place: Oviri Avaeoru, Ta`eri Tai`i
Vahine Ages 10-12:
1st Place: Denise Robinson, Manutahi
2nd Place: Tehani Perkins, Te Vai Ura Nui
3rd Place: Jaylin Sablan, Atooi Marama
Senior Division:
Tane Ages 13-17:
1st Place: Clifton Keali`i Dasalia, Tamatea Nui O Kaua`i
2nd Place: Carley Kaipolei Awong, Tamatea Nui O Kaua`i
Vahine Ages 13-17:
1st Place: Andrea Baltazar, Urahutia
2nd Place: Naomi Baldomero, Te Vai Ura Nui
3rd Place: Cassandra Kanoho, Te Vai Ura Nui
Tane Ages 18-21:
1st Place: Peter Fuimaono, Maeva I Patitifa
2nd Place: Keanu Neill Mesiona, Manutahi Tahiti
Vahine Ages 18-21:
1st Place: Kauilani Carr, Maeva I Patitifa
2nd Place: Marin Johnson, Urahutia
3rd Place: Andrea Li-Aranaydo, Ia Ora O Tahiti
Tane Ages 22-25:
1st Place: Taitusi Taufa, Ia Ora O Tahiti Nui
Vahine Ages 22-25:
1st Place: Lani Costido, Ori Uvira
2nd Place: Heather Jose, Te Vai Ura Nui
3rd Place: Kawehi Oliver, Urahutia
Tane Ages 26-30:
1st Place: Manarii Gauthier, Ia Ora O Tahiti Nui
2nd Place: Julian Maeva, Maeva I Patitifa
3rd Place: Sonny Ganaden, Te Vai Ura Nui
Vahine Ages 26-30:
1st Place: Teresa Bringas, Ia Ora O Tahiti Nui
2nd Place: Shannon Paraan, Maeva I Patitifa
3rd Place: Maila Downing, Urahutia
Tane Ages 31-39:
1st Place: Danile Sherman, Te Vai Ura Nui
2nd Place: Jacob Smilie Punzal, A Smilie Production
3rd Place: Keala Kahuanui Paleka, Ia Ora O Tahiti Nui
Vahine Ages 31-39:
1st Place: Nalini Gauthier, Ia Ora O Tahiti Nui
Tane Ages: 40 & Over
1st Place: Lawakua Gene Gabriel, Manutahi
Vahine Ages: 40 & Over
1st Place: Louise Sausen, Urahutia
TAHITIAN COUPLES COMPETITION
Junior Division:
1st Place: Taylor Acosta and Kainoa Sagan, Manutahi
Senior Division:
1st Place: Julian Maeva and Sheila Allagorez, Maeva I Patitifa
2nd Place: Manarii and Nalini Gauthier, Ia Ora O Tahiti Nui
3rd Place: Taleon Lele and Natalie Oloa, Kalena’s Polynesian `Ohana
OVERALL TANE & VAHINE POLYNESIA
Tane Polynesia: Danile Sherman, Te Vai Ura Nui
Vahine Polynesia: Lani Castido, Ori Uvira
“It is will a full, grateful heart that I thank all of our competitors, craft and food vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and
Kaua`i’s residents and visitors, whom contributed to a successful 10th annual Kaua`i Polynesian Festival,” said Kaua`i
Polynesian Festival Director Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza.
Sponsors for the event include Aloha Rainbow Screening, B&B Tahitian Pearls, County of Kaua`i, Deli and Bread
Connection, Dollar Rent a Car, Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai`i Tourism Authority, Hilo Hattie, Hula
Girl Bar and Grill, Kaua`i Beach Resort, Kaua`i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Kaua`i Visitors Bureau, Malie Foundation,
Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Sheraton Kaua`i Resort, The JK Show, and Wala`au.
Established in 1994, the Kamanawa Foundation is a Kaua`i-based non-profit organization. Its mission is to
preserve, promote and perpetuate the Native Hawaiian culture, including the languages, social values, arts, crafts and
music, primarily through the study of hula. The Kamanawa Foundation hosts three annual events that highlight hula and
Polynesian performing arts including the Kaua`i Polynesian Festival, Holiday Hula Celebration, and Kaua`i Hula Exhibition.
For more information, visit www.kauaipolynesianfestival.org.

Ayumi Asano, Emmsley Drake Take Top Honors at Kaua`i Polynesian Festival

LIHU`E, Hawai`i, June 4, 2010 – The Kamanawa Foundation’s 9th Annual Kaua`i Polynesian Festival
hosted visitors and kama`aina throughout Memorial Day weekend with a vibrant variety of cultural offerings,
including dance competitions, crafts, food, workshops, and other entertainment at the Vidinha Stadium
soccer field. Ayumi Asano of Kalokemelemele was awarded the 2010 Vahine Polynesia title and Emmsley
Drake of Rohotu was awarded the 2010 Tane Polynesia title. Asano and Drake were the overall winners for
the Tahitian Ori (solo) contest.
The official results for the 2010 Kaua`i Polynesian Festival competitions are as follows:
MAORI ACTION & POI BALLS:
Group:
1st Place: Kia Manava Nui
2nd Place: Te Manawa `O Atooi
Solo:
1st Place: Tia O’Brian
2nd Place: Meigan Barretto
3rd Place: Maddison Lopez
Na Kaikamahine Hula Kahiko solo: Ages 6-12:
1st Place: Tiana Hemakanamakamaeonalani Nihipali
2nd Place: Mahealani Rowland

Na Opio Kaikamahine Hula Kahiko Solo: Ages 13-17:
1st Place: Eolani Mose
Na Wahine Hula Kahiko Solo: Ages 18-54:
1st Place: Katrina Hi`ilani Johnson
2nd Place: Anuenue Mose
GROUP HULA KAHIKO:
Na Kaikamahine:
1st Place: Kalokemelemele
Na Wahine:
1st Place: Kalokemelemele
Na Opio Kaikamahine:
1st Place: Na Hui O Kamakaokalani
OVERALL KAHIKO KAIKAMAHINE POLYNESIA:
Katrina Hi`ilani Johnson
TAHITIAN GROUP OTEA:
Junior Division:
1st Place: Atooi Marama

Senior Division:
1st Place: Otea Atooi
TAHITIAN GROUP OTEA BEST COSTUME:
Otea Atooi
TAHITIAN GROUP APARIMA:
Junior Division:
1st Place: Kalokemelemele
TAHITIAN GROUP APARIMA BEST COSTUME:
Kalokemelemele
TAHITIAN GROUP AHUPUROTU:
Senior Division:
1st Place: Kalokemelemele
2nd Place: Otea Atooi
3rd Place: Atooi Marama
OVERALL TAHITIAN GROUP:
Kalokemelemele
FIREKNIFE COMPETITION:
Junior Division:
1st Place: Hale Motuapuaka
Intermediate Division:
1st Place: James Ahuna
2nd Place: Anson Villatora
3rd Place: Ua Mana Castillo
Senior Division:
1st Place: Richard Siolosega
2nd Place: Julian Maeva
3rd Place: Paul Morimoto
ORI TAHITI WINNERS:
Vahine Ages 4-6:
1st Place: Serena Bryan
Tane Ages 7-9:
1st Place: Oviri Avaeoru
Vahine Ages 7-9:
1st Place: Na Hokulani Santos
2nd Place: Modena Maycong
3rd Place: Adora Kricken
Vahine Ages 10-12:
1st Place: Kao Tomita
2nd Place: Wakana Hirose
3rd Place: Nagisa Takizawa
Senior Division:
Tane Ages 13-17:
1st Place: Emmsley Drake
2nd Place: Kaipolei Awong
3rd Place: Keanu Matias
Vahine Ages 13-17:
1st Place: Tomomi Iguchi
2nd Place: Sandi Nonaka
3rd Place: Cara Mia Kricken
Tane Ages 18-21:
1st Place: Mikaela Oloa
2nd Place: Michael Alan Drake
Vahine Ages 18-21:
1st Place: Ayumi Asano
2nd Place: Lani Costido
3rd Place: Kai`ulani Carr
Vahine Ages 22-25:
1st Place: Roylyn Alisa
2nd Place: Ana Advincula
3rd Place: Pomaika`i Ponimo`i
Tane Ages 26-30:
1st Place: Kamuela Hepa
Vahine Ages 26-30:
1st Place: Yvette Motilla
2nd Place: Kamo`ikalani Sausen
3rd Place: Charito Rivera
Tane Ages 31-39:
1st Place: William Maycong This is the correct category for these two men. There were no winners in
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2nd Place: Jacob Punzal
Vahine Ages 31-39:
1st Place: Marie Kricken
Vahine Ages: 40 & Over
1st Place: Louise Susen
Tahitian Couples Competition:
1st Place: Pomaika’i Ponimo’i & Julian Maeva
2nd Place: Kaiulani Carr & Emmsley Drake
OVERALL TANE & VAHINE POLYNESIA
Tane Polynesia: Emmsley Drake
Vahine Polynesia: Ayumi Asano
“I would like to extend a warm mahalo to all of our competitors, craft and food vendors, sponsors,
volunteers, and Kaua`i’s residents and visitors that made our 2010 Kaua`i Polynesian Festival a success,”
said Kaua`i Polynesian Festival Director Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza.
Sponsors for the event include Aloha Rainbow Screening, B&B Tahitian Pearls, County of Kaua`i, Deli and
Bread Connection, Dollar Rent a Car, Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai`i Tourism
Authority, Hawai`i Visitors Bureau, Hilo Hattie, Hula Girl Bar and Grill, Kaua`i Marriott Resort & Beach Club,
Malie Foundation, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Sheraton Kaua`i Resort, St. Regis Princeville Resort, The
JK Show, and Wala`au.
Established in 1994, the Kamanawa Foundation is a Kaua`i-based non-profit organization. Its mission is to
preserve, promote and perpetuate the Native Hawaiian culture, including the languages, social values, arts,
crafts and music, primarily through the study of hula. The Kamanawa Foundation hosts three annual
events that highlight hula and Polynesian performing arts including the Kaua`i Polynesian Festival, Holiday
Hula Celebration, and Kaua`i Hula Exhibition.

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Kauluwehiokekai Oliver, Julian Maeva Reign at Kaua`i Polynesian Festival

LIHU`E, Hawai`i, June 2, 2008 – The Kamanawa Foundation awarded the 8th Annual Kaua`i Polynesian Festival
2008 Vahine Polynesia title to Kauluwehiokekai Oliver, of Halau Urahutia, and the 2008 Tane Polynesia title to
Julian Maeva, of Halau Toa Ole Afi. Both competed in the Tahitian Ori (solo) contest to capture the top honors.
The official results for the 2008 Kaua`i Polynesian Festival competitions are as follows:
MAORI ACTION & POI BALLS:
Group:
1st Place: Te Manawa `O Atooi
2nd Place: Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani
3rd Place: Halau Tehamata
Solo:
1st Place: Elshae Tanimoto, Kia Manawanui
2nd Place: Pa`a Anderson, Kia Manawanui
3rd Place: Meigan Barretto, Halau Hula O Keala
NA KUPUNA GROUP HULA AUWANA:
1st Place: Halau Sakura No Hana, Kyushu Hawaiian Association, Yayoi Tagami, Instructor
2nd Place (3- way tie): Halau Ke`Aala O Ka Kupukupu, Halau Na Lei Pikake, Halau Na lei Mokihana
BEST MUSIC AWARD (4-way tie):
Kaleo Club, Doric Yaris
Lady Ipo & Na Hoaloha
Kolonahe, Maka Herrod
Na Kapu Mele
SOLO HULA KAHIKO:
Na Keiki Kane Ages 6-12:
1st Place: Justin Agsalud, Halau Hula O Hokulani
Na Kaikamahine Ages 6-12:
1st Place: Jasmin Leilei Santos, Halau Na Pua Mai Ka Lani
2nd Place: Haylie Laniali`i Cantberos, Halau Olapaku`ikal`i O Hokuaulani

Na Opio Kane Ages 13-17:
1st Place: Lance Sadumiano, Halau Na Pua Mai Ka Lani
Na Opio Kaikamahine Ages 13-17:
1st Place: Tiffany Duran, Halau Na Pua MaiKa Lan
2nd Place: Brianna Ramos, Halau Olapaku`ikala`i `O Hokuaulani

Na Kane Ages 18-54:
1st Place: Richard Sua`ava – Halau Olapaku`ikala`i `O Hokuaulani
Na Wahine Ages 18-54:
1st Place: Kathleen Mahealani Tavete, Halau Na Pua Mai Ka Lani
2nd Place: Katrina Hi`ilani Johnson, Halau Olapaku`ikala`i `O Hokuaulani

GROUP HULA KAHIKO:
Na Keiki Kane:
1st Place: Halau Hula `O Hokulani
Na Kaikamahine:
1st Place: Halau Na Pua Mai Ka Lani
2nd Place: Halau Olapaku`ikai`i `O Hokuaulani
3rd Place: Halau Hula O Hokulani

Na Wahine:
1st Place: Halau Olapaku`ikala`i O Hokuaulani
2008 OVERALL KAHIKO KANE POLYNESIA:
Richard Sua`ava, Halau Olapaku`ikala`i O Hokuaulani
2008 OVERALL KAHIKO WAHINE POLYNESIA:
Jasmin Leilei Santos, Halau Na Pua Mai Ka Lani
TAHITIAN GROUP OTEA:
Junior Division:
1st Place: Te Hamata
2nd Place: Tiare Ura O Tahiti
3rd Place: Te Ea O Te Turama

TAHITIAN GROUP OTEA:
Senior Division:
1st Place: Te Hamata
2nd Place: Tiare Ura O Tahiti

TAHITIAN GROUP OTEA BEST COSTUME:
Te Hamata
TAHITIAN GROUP APARIMA:
Junior Division:
1st Place: Te Ea O Te Turama
Senior Division:
1st Place: Te Hamata
TAHITIAN GROUP APARIMA BEST COSTUME:
Te Ea O Te Turama
TAHITIAN GROUP AHUPUROTU:

Senior Division: 1st Place: Ka pa Hula O Pualani Puamelia 2nd Place: Te Hamata 3rd Place: Te Ea O Te Turama
TAHITIAN DRUMMING COMPETITION: 1st Place: Te Hamata 2nd Place: Manutahi 3rd Place: Te Ea O Te Turama
2008 OVERALL TAHITIAN GROUP:
Te Hamata
FIREKNIFE COMPETITION:
Junior Division: 1st Place: Hale Motuapuaka
Intermediate Division: 1st Place: Kamohoali`i Pukahi 2nd Place: Ua Mana Castillo 3rd Place: Justin Siliala Castillo
Senior Division: 1st Place: Mikaele Oloa 2nd Place: Paul Morimoto 3rd Place: Peter Whitney
ORI TAHITI WINNERS:
Junior Division:
Tane Ages 4-6: 1st Place: Qamdon Josue
Vahine Ages 4-6: 1st Place: Jeida Angelina Toilolo 2nd Place: Kaylee Tabangay 3rd Place: Leleaka Anakalea
Tane Ages 7-9: 1st Place: Troy Spacek
Vahine Ages 7-9: 1st Place: Tiare Naone Judd 2nd Place: Tehani Perkins 3rd Place: Dizhae Josue
Tane Ages 10-12: 1st Place: Jay Spacek 2nd Place: Zacchaus Uta 3rd Place: Tamatoa Uta

Vahine Ages 10-12: 1st Place: Maeleen Hopeau 2nd Place: Cami Keliinui 3rd Place: Sandy Hopeau
Senior Division:
Tane Ages13-17: 1st Place: Moni Tiata 2nd Place: Emmsley James K. Drake 3rd Place: Rhansyn Leehong
Vahine Ages13-17: 1st Place: Chelsea Clement 2nd Place: Shayna Lei Soma 3rd Place: Lia Kaupoe
Tane Ages 18-21: 1st Place: James Taulog 2nd Place: Shane Galicia 3rd Place: Aaron Dung
Vahine Ages 18-21: 1st Place: Kauluwehiokekai Oliver 2nd Place: Cavalei Wilson 3rd Place: Kelcie Yoman
Tane Ages 22-25: 1st Place: Julian Maeva

Vahine Ages 22-25: 1st Place: Shaeja Lee 2nd Place: Leah Sausen
Tane Ages 26-30: 1st Place: Ambrose Aukustino
Vahine Ages 26-30: 1st Place: Pualani Avaeoru 2nd Place: Shannon Pauoli-Paraan 3rd Place: Alma Damo
Tane Ages 31-39: 1st Place: William Maycong
Vahine Ages 31-39: 1st Place: Belinda Miranda 2nd Place: Kehau Aina
3rd Place: Tasha Josue
Tane Ages 40 & Over:
1st Place: Gene Gabriel
Vahine Ages 40 & Over:
1st Place: Louse Sausen
TAHITIAN COUPLES COMPETITION:
Junior Division:
1st Place: Tehani Perkins & Tamatoa Uta
2nd Place: Poerava Lee & Zacchaus Uta
Senior Division:
1st Place: Kirsten McCraken & Emmsley James Drake
2nd Place: Chelsea Clement & Kai Lee
OVERALL TANE & VAHINE POLYNESIA
2008 Tane Polynesia: Julian Maeva
2008 Vahine Polynesia: Kauluwehiokekai Oliver
“Mahalo to all of our competitors that traveled from near and far, craft and food vendors, sponsors, volunteers,
and Kauai’s residents and visitors that came out to the event,” said Kaua`i Polynesian Festival Director Kapu
Kinimaka-Alquiza.
The Kaua`i Polynesian Festival began on Thursday, May 22 with a Grand Polynesian Lu`au at the Sheraton
Kaua`i Resort and continued Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25 at the Vidinha Stadium soccer field with
cultural offerings, including dance competitions, crafts, food, workshops, and other entertainment.
Sponsors for the event include, B&B Tahitian Pearls, County of Kaua`i, Deli and Bread Connection, Dollar Rent a
Car, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawai`i Tourism Authority, Hawai`i Visitors Bureau, Hilo Hattie, Hula Girl Bar and Grill,
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Malie Foundation, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Sheraton Kaua`i Resort,
The JK Show, Waimea Plantation Cottages, Wala`au.
Established in 1994, the Kamanawa Foundation is a Kaua`i-based non-profit organization. Its mission is to
preserve, promote and perpetuate the Native Hawaiian culture, including the languages, social values, arts, crafts
and music, primarily through the study of hula. The Kamanawa Foundation hosts three annual events that
highlight hula and Polynesian performing arts including the Kaua`i Polynesian Festival, Holiday Hula Celebration,
and Kaua`i Hula Exhibition.

Kaua`i Polynesian Festival Launches Website

Internet Proving to be Essential to Recreation Business Success

LIHU`E, Hawai`i, April 24, 2006 – On Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through May 28, The Kamanawa
Foundation will present its 6th Annual Kaua`i Polynesian Festival, three days of a colorful variety of cultural
offerings, including dance competitions, crafts, food, workshops, and other entertainment. This year, The
Kamanawa Foundation launches its new, improved website, www.kauaipolynesianfestival.org, to serve its patrons
and align with the trend that more people receive their information and make their recreation plans online.
In April 2006, SMS Hawai`i reported that “Eighty three percent (83%) of Hawai`i adults say that they have
used the Internet in the past 30 days somewhere (not necessarily at home).” Also according to SMS Hawai`i per
the Kaua`i Visitor Survey for the 2003 Shoulder Period, 71% of visitors use the Internet to plan a portion of their
trip to Kaua`i during the 2003 peak season. Twenty-six percent of those surveyed used the Internet to find
recreational activities for their Kaua`i trip.
“Since the first annual Kaua`i Polynesian Festival in 2000, the use of the Internet has grown immensely,”
stated Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza, director of the Kaua`i Polynesian Festival. “And, we know that people, especially
visitors, make their recreation decisions from information and services on the Web.” Last year, the Kaua`i
Polynesian Festival incorporated more Internet promotions than before via posting their event information on
various travel and entertainment industry websites as well as utilizing increased email communication. As a
result, attendance nearly doubled from the year before. “Because of this and recent Internet-use statistics, we
chose to upgrade the offerings on our website, which, today, better serves all those that attend our Festival as
participants or spectators,” said Kinimaka-Alquiza.

The Kaua`i Polynesian Festival’s enhanced website includes online reservations for tickets to the events as well
as applications for dance competitions and food and craft booths. Payment that goes along with these
transactions may also be done through the website via secure channels.
“Adding these interactive components to the website were important as it makes it more convenient for
folks to do business with us,” asserted Kinimaka-Alquiza. “Furthermore, it streamlines processing on our side so
that we have more time to work on the actual activities and entertainment that we’ll present to the audience. This
is great news for both our organization and our patrons.”
Kinimaka-Alquiza noted that although the Kaua`i Polynesian Festival is a four-day event, which is fairly
short given that most businesses operate full-time year-round, it is even more imperative for their event to have a
strong Internet presence. “We need to stay top-of-mind with our target audience during the off-season and make
a credible first-impression to influence individuals to join the festivities. I would encourage all event organizers to
consider implementing upgrades to their website,” she said.
The Kaua`i Polynesian Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Kaua`i Resort
with a lavish dinner buffet and pulsating Polynesian dance at its finest, performed by experts in the traditional style
of the islands, complete with authentic costumes, music and royal ceremonial protocol.
But that’s just the beginning. On Friday, May 28, at noon, gates open at the Vidinha Stadium soccer field
in Lihu`e, and the festival drives into high gear with a gastronomic extravaganza of island foods, authentic arts
and crafts, and events for children. In the afternoon, a Polynesian fashion show of apparel and accessories
offered by the event’s artisans and vendors is followed by a welcoming ceremony of the host culture, Hawai`i, for
the representatives of New Zealand followed by action and “poi ball” dance competitions. The Hawaiian Hula
competition follows with groups of various ages performing ancient Kahiko dance and more modern Auwana
dance.
The show goes on Saturday and Sunday, with morning workshops for those who want to learn more
about the intricacies of Tahitian, Samoan, Hawaiian and Maori dance and culture. By the evening, the pageantry
begins again on Saturday, May 27, with competitions showcasing Tahitian group Otea, Aparima and Ahupurotufollowed by the Samoan Fireknife dance competition. A Tahitian-focused competition happens Sunday, May 28,
culminating in an award ceremony for everyone who took part in the event.
Tickets are $8 each day, or $15 for all three days. Workshops are $25 each. Tickets for the opening
dinner on May 26 begin at $50 each. Tickets may be purchased at www.kauaipolynesianfestival.org, Scotty’s
Music, Progressive Expressions, Deli & Bread Connection, Larry’s Music Center, Hula Girl Restaurant, Eggberts,
Hanalei Surf Co., Western Motors, and at the door.
Sponsors for the event include, B&B Tahitian Pearls, County of Kaua`i, Dollar Rent a Car, Hawaiian
Airlines, Hawai`i Tourism Authority, Hawai`i Visitors Bureau, Hilo Hattie, Kaua`i Beach Hotel and Resort, Lomi
Records, Polynesian Cultural Center, Sheraton Kaua`i Resort, The JK Show, and Wala`au.
Established in 1994, the Kamanawa Foundation is a Kaua`i-based non-profit organization. Its mission is
to preserve, promote and perpetuate the Native Hawaiian culture, including the language, social values, arts,
crafts and music, primarily through the study of hula. The Kamanawa Foundation hosts three annual events that
highlight hula and Polynesian performing arts including the Kaua`i Polynesian Festival, Holiday Hula Celebration,
and Kaua`i Hula Exhibition.
For more information about the Kaua`i Polynesian Festival, visit www.kauaipolynesianfestival.org or call
(808) 335-6466.