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Heartbeats of Hula And Healthy Hawaiians

CONNECTING CULTURES King David Kalakaua proclaimed that hula was the “heartbeat of the Hawaiian people”. These words that will be echoed many times during this Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and many Merrie Monarch’s to come. At the time the King uttered those words the Hawaiian Nationals of Kanaka Maoli blood had been seriously depopulated.