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Festival will begin promptly at 11:00 AM Arizona Time. Please, check time zone converter to make sure you see these exciting performances and cultural information. Remember that Arizona does not have daylight savings time. If you would like to attend the online festival, please send us an email to: info (at) wvislandculturalfest (dot) com and put in the Subject Line: Hula Event 2021. The West Valley Island Cultural Festival is a multicultural event and you will see other cultural performances in addition to Polynesian. Once Zoom reaches the maximum capacity, you will be able to see the festival live stream on the festivalʻs Facebook page and YouTube channel, see both links at the top of this page. Mahalo.


PERFORMERS BIOGRAPHIES


Please support the artists by sending them donations, which are listed next to their company name in the schedule below. You can also visit their websites that is on the Biography page and send donations to their physical addresses. We have all been hit by the pandemic and would appreciate your help. You can also support the artists by hiring them for your events and/or to teach classes. Thank you!



11:00 AM - Welcome

Hawaiian presentation about Hawaiian culture, chants, dances, tribute to Kumu Hulas (Hula Teachers/Masters) that we lost. Then, there will be a recognition of Cultural Advisers/Practitioners.


11:10 AM - Tropical Polynesian Productions with Dr. Abagail Dunn/Abyssinia of Motherland Jams                    (Polynesian/Arizona)

                   Small Business Spotlight - Mirna - Multicultural Beautician (Glendale, AZ)

11:20 AM - Pacific Paradise Entertainment LLC (Polynesian/Ohio)

                  (Send donations to their PayPal: pacificparadiseentertainment@gmail.com)



11:50 AM - Betti Mac (Send donations to Betti’s PayPal: bettimac@gmail.com)

                  (Pop/Reggae/New York)



12:05 PM - Virtual Vendors (Hana Lima By Kolokea) (Arizona)


12:10 PM - Virtual Vendors (Moon Kahele) (Hawaii)


12:15 PM - Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (PACCM Hula Dance Group/MI)


12:20 PM - Magkapuso Group Salvation Army Farmington Hills Michigan (Filipino/Michigan)


12:25 PM - Mio (Belly Dance/New York)


12:30 PM - Kakilambe : Dance And Drum Company (African/New York)


1:10 PM - Virtual Vendors (Hana Lima By Kolokea) (Arizona)


1:15 PM - Virtual Vendors (Moon Kahele) (Hawaii)


1:20 PM - Small Business Spotlight: Papa Ed’s Ice Cream and Lola’s African Variety Store (AZ)


1:35 PM - Halau Hula O Na Mauna Komohana/Miriam (Colorado)


1:40 PM - Steelin' The Night Away Steel Drum Band (Arizona)


2:00 PM - The Desert Flowers (Donation link) (Belly Dance/Arizona)


2:20 PM - Virtual Vendors (Hana Lima By Kolokea)  (Arizona)


2:25 PM - Virtual Vendors (Moon Kahele)  (Hawaii)


2:30 PM - Interview with Kumu Hula Kaimi (Arizona)


2:50 PM - Kaimikahu Hale O Hula I Te Faʻa O Te Mahana  (Polynesian/Arizona)


3:10 PM - The Desert Strummers  (Polynesian/Arizona)


3:30 PM - Moon Kahele and Friends  (Polynesian/Hawaii)


4:15 PM - Boneo Products by Pumpkin the Diva  (Arizona)


4:17 PM - Tribute to Kumu Hulas (Hula Preservation Society Archive)


4:20 PM - Small Business Spotlight: Gary and Dr. Nick (Arizona)


4:30 PM - World of Dance Performing Arts Company (Indian Classical Kathak/Virginia)


4:35 PM - Small Business Spotlight - Mirna - Multicultural Beautician (Glendale, AZ)


4:40 PM - Napua O’ Polynesia (Polynesian/Rhode Island)


4:45 PM - Manuel Concepcion and Kamuella Boys (Polynesian, Island Regge, Samoan Fire/Knife, and                  Haka/California)