George Holokai

George Holokai

Uncle George was fiercely dedicated to his culture. He was beloved by many who were captured by his pleasant and caring personality, and inspired by his lifelong commitment to the perpetuation of hula. (1930–2006)
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Hula Preservation Society, Digital ʻUmeke, George Holokai

Uncle George was a dear man that we had the pleasure of spending time with over the last five years of his life. His journey to becoming a respected Kumu and chanter was interesting and unique, and he shared details of his life and nurturing through a half dozen HPS oral history sessions and public programs on two islands. We were also invited to help document various activities of Uncle’s, including hula workshops, public performances, his grand 75th birthday celebration and the King Kamehameha Hula Competition tribute held for him. Born and raised on Oʻahu, Uncle George shed light on how it was his destiny to be with the hula. It truly was a privilege to have had the opportunity to gain insights into the man and Kumu he was.

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