Author: Mutual Publishing
Hula is one Hawaiian word known all over the world. From the days when explorers from the Western world first stepped ashore, through the advent and expansion of tourism, hula has been a source of beauty and entertainment for visitors to these isles. To the kanaka maoli, the Native Hawaiians themselves, hula is much more. It is an expression of nature and beauty, of religious devotion and respect for the ancient gods and goddesses, of historical memory and legends, and of the daily life of a vibrant people.