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Learn How to Bon Dance and See Performances at Hawaii State Library
Learn How to Bon Dance and See Performances at Hawaii State Library

Learn how to Bon dance and see performances by three Bon dance groups at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, May 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Library’s Lawn.  Participants who have happi coats or yukatas are encouraged to wear them and join in the dance festival.     

The groups who will participate and perform at this event are Hawaii Matsuri Taiko, Omiya Minbu Kai, and the Waipahu Soto Mission Bon Dance Class.  The performers will teach the basics of bon dancing and encourage everyone to join in.  Among the songs to be played at this bon dance include “Nippon Cha Cha Cha,” “Zumpa Ondo, “Uta wa Furusato,” “Giza Giza Haato no Koi Uta,” “Hana no Boni Odori,” and “Beautiful Sunday.”                

The Friends of the Library of Hawaii is sponsoring this free program which is suitable for all ages.  Contact the Library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street.  For more information, please call the Library’s Language, Literature & History Section at 586-3499.

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