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Ka Wai Ola o OHA
Hula Preservation Society is soliciting community support to
assist in their effort to document hula styles. Led by Nona
Beamer, noted hula master and culturalist, the society is dedicated
to the preservation and perpetuation of hula.
According to Beamer's research,
there are 242 types of ancient hula, 25 dance instruments and
82 animal dances including those for the manö (shark),
`ïlio (dog) and the kölea (plover). Contributions
to the 501(c)3 organizations will assist in documenting he varying
nuances of the hula as practiced by hälau throughout Hawai`i.
Beamer learned her hula from her grandmother, Helen Desha Beamer,
great-grand-mother Isabella Hale`ala Miller Desha, and mother,
Marking its first anniversary
this month, HPS has received numerous donations from businesses,
education institutions, foundations and individuals. Tax deductible
donations may be sent to the Hula Preservation Society, 3319
Pähoa Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.