Natural Hawai'i

Hula: Preserving Native Hawaiian Language and Culture

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UNUKUPUKUPU is the name of the rigorous hula curricula of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō at Hawai'i Community College, University of Hawai'i System.Dr. Tangarō describes the crucial role the Native Hawaiian language has played throughout the history of hula.UNUKUPUKUPU is a descendant of the centuries old 'Aiha'a (Sacred Dance) traditions of Hālau O Kekuhi, Hilo, Hawai'i.Dr. Tangarō was a participant in the 2012 Campus and Community Festival program.