The non profit association France-Hawai'i is pleased to present the fourth edition of it's Festival of Hawaiian arts in Paris from September 10th thru the 12th, 2021. In partnership with the NGO Plante et Planete we will present, Friday September 10th, 2021, a Hawaiian dance performance followed by a conference and round table entitled Biocultural Conservation in Hawai'i, a Model of Environmental Sustainability for the Futureof our Planet. Hosted by three experts in biodiversity and Hawaiian nature conservation: The Professor Sam Ohu Gon, Senior Scientist & Cultural Advisor for The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi, Michael J. De Motta assistant director at the National Tropical Botanical Garden of Hawai'i, and one of the most influential Na Wahine Alakai (women leaders) of Kaua'i Island, founding member and former president of the Na Pali Coast Ohana non-profit community organization, Sabra Kauka.Over the weekend we will offer workshops: traditional dance, lomilomi massageas well as Hawaiian crafts, learning the Ni'ihau shell lei technique and a weaving workshop using lauhala leaves. For more details see the program here.
This event is possible thanks to support of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of the United States of America.
Presentation videos of the conference by : Sam Ohu Gon & Mike DeMotta