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Don't Miss a Beat at the 13th Annual Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition

August 12, 2010
The Maui News

Pulsating drums will get Maui Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku moving with the sights and sounds of the 13th annual Heiva I Maui Tahitian Dance & Drumming Competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. With food and craft booths outside and Tahitian dancers and musicians from local and off-island troupes inside, the event is sure to have something for everyone. Vendors will include Hinano Tahiti sold by Hinano Hut; Wahine Toa; Hula Rock; Tali's of Polynesia; and Tapu, among others. Chow fun, smoked meat plate, pasteles, garlic noodles with teriyaki chicken, luau stew plate, Hawaiian plate, shave ice, musubi, nachos and many other items, along with a variety of desserts, will be sold. The competition culminates the year-round work of the nonprofit Maui Polynesian Tahiti Fete Organization. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door. For information, call 250-0737 or visit

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Lahaina troupe Orama Here Hia performs a group ‘ote‘a at the annual Heiva I Maui competition



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