Nā Pua o Kamaile, our Island School halau, performed at Eo E Emalani in the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow at Kōkeʻe on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
The event honors Queen Emma who was encouraged by her brother-in-law King Kamehameha V to come to Kaua’i to heal. Her young son and her husband both died within 15 months of each other.
Queen Emma rode horseback from Lawa’i to Koke’e. A guide named Kaluahi led the way for the Queen, her chanters, dancers and more than 100 people.
They spent a night in the forest near a place called Pohaku Hula. The next day they tied up their horses to trees to continue on foot. After slogging through the Alaka’i bog and traversing several miles of slippery trail they finally arrived at Kilohana.
We hope you were able to make it!
Friday, October 18th is HarvestFest. Held in the Elementary Quad and Main Hall from 5:00pm-8:00pm. We hope to see you there!