SUN 1/29, 1:45 - 3:30pm HULA 'AUANA - Ka Pilina (written by Loea Hula Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, choreographed by Kumu Lei) BACKGROUND ON KA PILINA: Ka Pilina means “the union, or the relationship” and is a love story, winning the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Song of the Year Award in 2001. Ka Pilina uses native Kaua’i songbirds to evoke emotion. The 'elepaio played an important role in Hawaiian mythology; they were thought of as the guiding spirit ('aumakua) of canoe makers. 'Apapane have a very large vocal array, including at least six different calls and ten songs. The 'i'iwi was prized by Hawaiians for its striking vermillion feathers, which were used to make feather capes, helmets and other symbols of Hawaiian royalty.