Leeward Community College’s Hawaiian ensemble musicians rely on pure vibration in the sound installation Haʻina ka puana. Combinations of frequency and text become the primary catalyst in evoking memories of Queen Liliʻuokalani, through her songs and memoirs. Performers move about the hall generating sound from multiple directions, as frequencies drift through time and space.
In order to experience the intended effect, the performers kindly request that audience members wear Mindfold masks (provided) for the duration of this installation. Haʻina ka puana runs approximately 70 minutes and is performed without intermission. The show is recommended for those 13 years or older.
Along with their guest artist Starr Kalahiki, Leeward CC’s Hawaiian ensemble invites the listener to a storytelling experience that is both intense and dreamlike, and may possibly lead you to a deeper appreciation of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
Performances will take place on Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm. Every showing will take place Ka ʻImi ʻIke Education Building, ED 201.
Saturday, April 28 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm