Friday, August 09, 2013

Aloha Diplomacy in Brazil

Hawaiian Cultural Diplomacy from Keola Beamer, Moanalani Beamer & Jeff Peterson to Brazil:
For five weeks they touched hearts in Brasília, Goiânia, Natal, Salvador, Porto Alegre and São Paulo, creating “spectacularly successful” programs in community centers and inner-city schools that often started by teaching a beginning hula piece. Interaction was key. “Everyone was into it immediately. The youth there are very focused, fast learners.” In return, Beamer said, “drum lines and dance students played and danced for us. We learned about different forms of dance for each region.”
Having been around for the cultural diplomacy fun, there is nothing better than sharing the Aloha spirit with Brazilians.

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