The 9th Annual Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival enlivens Seattle Center with the culture and celebration of Native Hawai`i. Some of the over 50,000 Hawaiian Islanders who call Washington their home share their homeland’s colorful history through live performances of the hula and mele as well as historical exhibits, films, Hawaiian craft workshops, a Hawaiian marketplace, keiki activities and ono food. This year’s Festival features a free performance by headlining award-winning artist Raiatea Helm! Please visit our website for more information! Sunday, September 11, 2016 . Web: www.seattlelivealohafestival.com
Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm made history in 2006 as Hawai‘i’s first solo female vocalist ever to receive a Grammy Nomination for her sophomore CD “Sweet and Lovely.”
At 21 years old, she was one of the youngest performers to attend the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. It was a remarkable achievement when you consider that she comes from the tiny island of Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i, a mere wisp of volcanic land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Look for many of our club members at the festival. Lani Haase will be demonstrating how to make a hawaiian lei at 1:00 pm in the Armory. Karen and Heidi Yoshida are also great Wakinikona volunteers and assist in many Live Aloha festivities .