Love Letter: The Heartbeat of Hawaii

King David Kalakaua, the last king to rule Hawaii before its constitutional monarchy was overthrown, revived many ancient Hawaiian practices, most notably hula.

“Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of Hawaiian people,” King Kalakaua famously said.

Find out how the history of hula is intimately connected with the history of Hawaii and Native Hawaiian identity in “Preserving Hula, the Heartbeat of Hawaii.”

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