For those with a taste for the Pacific, few places can rival the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the islands of Hawaii. The islands which make up the 50th state to be admitted to the Union have a history which stretches long before America’s initial involvement with the islands in the 1890s. As such, anyone taking a trip to Hawaii will have the opportunity to experience not just the sun and surf which has helped make the state one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Pacific, but to likewise experience authentic Hawaiian culture.
And what better place to start than at the best luau offering authentic hula kahiko in Hawaii?
An Historical Overview
Hawaii can boast a proud culture all its own, and few elements of that culture are more recognizable and renowned the world over as hula dancing. Tourists coming to Hawaii with the expectation of seeing hula, however, should know that like Hawaii itself, hula is divided into forms which date before and after America’s involvement. Hula kahiko is the term for hula that is typically considered “more traditional” than modern adaptations. Traditional instrumentation, dance moves, and materials are used. Subject material for dances is often taken from Hawaiian myths. If you’re looking to learn and experience what Hawaiian culture was like before the arrival of outside influences, hula kahiko can be a fun and accessible place to start.
Food and Drink
In addition to the song and dance of hula kahiko, you’ll be able to partake in traditional Hawaiian food dishes as well. With some of the best seafood in the area prepared in accordance with traditional recipes, it’s a culinary experience unlike any other.
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