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Hui Lehua

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Hui Lehua

Saturday, July 15 12:30 PM

55 Davis Square, Somerville

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Hui Lehua, a hula troupe from Somerville, presents Na Leo O Hula: The Voices of Hula. Hula is a story-telling dance, giving voice to the deeds of Hawaiian gods and goddesses, people long gone and storied places--and the struggles of contemporary Hawaiians to protect their land and heritage. To dance the hula is not simply to move in the traditional ways that evoke place and person, but to also lift up one's voice in the Hawaiian language, giving one's breath to bring person and place to life.  And so, the history and heritage live on through the retelling of the stories in this oral tradition.