SAT 1/28 - 1:30 - 3:15pm HULA 'AUANA PU'ILI - Na Hala O Naue (also known as Nani Wale Na Hala) This advance hula choreography by Kumu Lei utilizes pu'ili (Hawaiian split bamboo sticks). ***BACKGROUND ON SONG: Na Hala O Naue (also known as Nani Wale Na Hala) honors Kaleleonalani (Flight of the Royal Ones), the name taken by Queen Emma after the deaths of her son Prince Albert in 1862, and her husband, King Kamehameha IV in 1863. Praise of trees, flowers, birds and places was a way of honoring a beloved person. The Hono bays in verse 8 are the 6 Maui bays that begin with the name Hono ruled by Maui Chief Pi‘ilani. Dancers do not use Hala leis for adornment when they do the hula--this song is an exception.***NA KUPONO will be singing this live in Hawaiian at the event and for practice CD.