In Memoriam Uncle George

George Na’ope, 81, dies

Uncle George Naope was one of the Big Islands premier kumu hula who maintained close ties with avid hula students in Japan. Here he assists as a visiting troupe from Japan rehearses an auana number at Edith Kanakaole Multipurpose Stadium for their Hoike performance during the 2005 Merrie Monarch Festival

Uncle George Na'ope was one of the Big Island's premier kumu hula who maintained close ties with avid hula students in Japan. Here he assists as a visiting troupe from Japan rehearses an auana number at Edith Kanakaole Multipurpose Stadium for their Ho'ike performance during the 2005 Merrie Monarch Festival

Cultural icon was co-founder of Merrie Monarch Festival

George Na’ope was small in stature — an early nickname was “Menehune” — but a giant of hula and Hawaiian culture.

“Uncle George,” a revered kumu hula, singer, dancer, chanter, and a co-founder of the Merrie Monarch Festival, died Monday of cancer in his Waiakea Uka home.
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