Te `E`a o Te Turama is proud to present "Heiva I Hawai`i2016," February 12, 13 and 14 in Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. In this our 5th year, we look to make this event a pivotal one; with more competition, more vendors and more music! From riveting drum dances to unique cultural artisans and ono kine grinds, this is one event you don't want to miss. FREE entry all weekend long as we share the beauty and passion of the Tahitian culture. Please join us!

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This weekend-long event kicks off on Friday, February 12, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the Mr and Miss Heiva I Hawai`i 2016 Beauty Pageant. The tane and vahine, and tamaroa and tamanhine, of our community will compete in the casual wear, talent and evening wear segments. Showcasing the elegance, beauty and talent of Tahiti, this evening of romance will also feature a Tahitian Soiree of music and dance from Te `E`a O Te Turama and friends.


Saturday, February 13, 2015 marks the first day of dance competition beginning with solo competition. Soloists, from 2 years of age to 40+ years of age, are invited to showcase their individual talent and style in a competition where skill, stage presence and costume all count!

The day will also feature couples competing in the couples' category where two must dance in unison and compliment each other in skill and style. Group presentations will begin and will continue on Sunday, February 14, 2015. Groups may compete in one or more of the following categories: Group `Ote`a, Group Aparima, `Ahuroa and Tahitian Drumming.


Sunday, February 14, 2015 will begin with the overall soloist competition to crown 4 overall soloists in the Tamahine, Tamaroa, Tane and Vahine categories. Group presentations will continue and the event will conclude with the Awards Ceremony.

Saturday and Sunday also feature Polynesian artisans and crafters who will have beautiful items available for purchase and there will be plenty of ono kine grinds to enjoy!  The drums are loud, the hips are shaking and the excitement is through the roof!

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