Monday, January 9, 2012

Auana

Hula has recently become more of a commitment. My class went from practicing one day a week, to three days a week! It will go back to one day after the Merrie Monarch competition. Tonight we learned a new song. This time it was in the auana style.

"Hula as it evolved under Western influence, in the 19th and 20th centuries, is called ╩╗auana (a word that means "to wander or drift"). It is accompanied by song and Western-influenced musical instruments such as the guitar, the ╩╗ukulele, and the double bass."

I found the auana style to be easier to catch on to than the kahiko style. However,I am enjoying both.

The halau is putting together a "Zumbafest" for later this month. Zumba is very popular here, and we are trying to break the world record for the largest hula class!

-Emilie

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