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Hula dancers from APOP Hawaiian Cultural Center website photo

Hula on the Mainland {format} 5:50 Ceil Muller

Forty-five years ago this month, Hawaii became the 50th state. Currently, more than half of those who have native Hawaiian blood have left the islands for opportunities on the mainland. But the islandsí cultural heritage is embraced even by the generation born on the mainland. One of them is Kawika Alfiche, a 31-year-old Hula teacher, and director of the APOP Hawaiian Cultural Center.

Broadcast: Aug 19 2004 on KQED Pacific Time Subjects: Music, Historical