Monday, March 9, 2009

The Ka'iulani Project at the 28th Annual Hawaiian/Scottish Festival in Honolulu

The Ka'iulani Project has been asked to the 28th Annual Hawaiian/Scottish Festival and Games in Honolulu on the weekend of April 4th and 5th in Waikiki.
Hawaiian actor and long time host of The Merrie Monarch Festival, Kimo Kaho'ano will represent David Kalakaua, with Leilani Kupahu-Marino representing Princess Ka'iulani Cleghorn in The Ka'iulani Project Presentation with Jennifer Fahrni, at the Festival, which takes place in Queen Kapi'olani Park.
Hawaiian and Scottish solo pipers, Jake Kaio and Hamish Burgess will mark the beginning of The Ka'iulani Project presentation with a bagpipe salute. Having the presentation in Queen Kapi'olani Park is appropriate as Ka'iulani's father Archibald Cleghorn was lead landscaper for the park and became known as Hawaii's 'Father of Parks'. Above photos: Kimo Kahoano on air, Leilani Kupaho-Marino as Ka'iulani.
The Ka'iulani Project presentation, which includes a history of Princess Ka'iulani Cleghorn's untold heroism, and short segments from the original script, "Ka'iulani - The Island Rose" written by Fahrni and Harvie-Yamaguchi, opens the festival on the large stage Saturday April 4th, and will be followed immediately by the Parade and Opening Ceremony. The play will be produced as a large-scale stage production which will premiere in Hawaii. We're already scouting actors to fill the roles of the great musical Kalakaua family. photo: Hawaiian piper, Jacob Kaio and Scottish piper, Hamish Burgess in Nuuanu.


  1. I hope anyone can come to see the presentation.

  2. Wow! We have actually found a Hawaiian lady to play the Hawaiian Princess, and she is my cousin. Soooooo proud!

    Best wishes and much aloha to all, especially Kimo and Leilani!