Hawaii United Okinawa AssociationOther
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is proud to represent 50 clubs whose combined members exceed 40,000 members. This marching unit will include banner holders representing each club along with drummers and music.
Mahealani UchiyamaTraditional Performance
Mahealani Uchiyama was raised within the discipline of the classical hula tradition. She is a dancer, musician, composer, kumuhula (instructor of hula and oli).
Kamehameha High School, Maui Campus Japanese I Students, Winners of the 5th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest (Maui)Traditional Performance
Kamehameha High School, Maui Campus’ Japanese I students, winners of the 5th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest for the second straight year, will march with their winning mikoshi. Japanese Language teachers Mr. Kealii Mossman and Mr. Jared Mateaki along with thirty students have incorporated the theme “Pacific Harmony-Experience the Wonder” into their portable float design. Please look forward to share in their joyous celebration.
July 2007 marks the beginning of this cultural group. It is a non-profit organization formed to preserve and perpetuate the culture, historical and folk significance of the Philippine dances. In the Ilokano language, Bullalayaw means “Rainbow.” This Rainbow stretches from the Philippines, bringing the colorful dance culture to Hawaii. Our goals is to share the knowledge learned and have the opportunity to serve as a bridge to educate our youths in their culture and to proudly preserve their heritage in the presentation of our folk dances. Our dance style follows the teaching of Mr. H. Wayne Mendoza who teaches a credit course at the University of Hawaii in Philippine dance. He also represents the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts as an Artist in Philippine Dances. In today’s performance, members from our sister group PCGH or Philippine Cultural Group of Hawaii will be joining the members of Bullalayaw in performing the dance, Sakuting. Both groups, PCGH and Bullalayaw are under the direction of Mr. H. Wayne Mendoza.
UHM Katipunan Club- Tekniqlingz Dance CrewDance/Performance
The Katipunan Club is a co-curricular organization to the University of Hawaii Filipino and Philippine Literature Program. In addition to educating students and members of the program to the Filipino language, the club seeks to promote and perpetuate the Philippine language and culture in Hawaii and the U.S. The Tekniqlingz Crew came about through the Tinikling Workshops held by the Katipunan Club of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. With its foundation based on modernizing traditional Philippine folk dances, the Tekniqlingz are a dance crew in the making which seeks to inspire and influence new innovations to the world of hip-hop and dance.
Chum Sa RangTraditional Performance
Members of this group hope to promote the spirit of the traditional Korean arts and to perpetuate it through future generations.
BIBAK Hawaii is IGOROT TRIBE FROM CORDILLERA REGION OF LUZON PHILIPPINE.
Manoa DNAMusic Performance
A Family band that was formed in 2005 in Hawaii. “DNA” stands for Dad, Nick and Alex and yes, it is all in the genes. Original compositions “Discover Aloha with me” and others were featured as the Hawaii Tourism Japan campaign songs since 2008 and quickly become hits in Japan. “Aloha you -Kizuna-” a Japanese song that was featured as the song of the month in April and May on NHK TV program called “Minna no Uta” and has been attracting many fans.