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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friends, family pay tribute to Rae Fonseca

Advertiser Staff

Friends and family of kumu hula Rae Fonseca paid tribute to one of the most honored teachers of the hula community at a public celebration of life yesterday at Sangha Hall in Hilo.

A private scattering of ashes followed.

Fonseca, who founded Hula Hālau O Kahikilaulani, died March 20 after collapsing following a performance at the Lei O Lanikuhonua Hula Festival in Ko Olina. He was 56.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fonseca's memory may be made to Hula Hālau O Kahikilaulani, 121 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720.