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Hawaii Fire Knife Dance

Hawaii is part of the United States, its history, its heritage, and its diversity. It strikes me as uniquely American to watch a Hawaiian performing a dance from Somao (partially a territory of the U.S., lest we forget). The fire knife dance at luaus has become as synonymous with Hawaii as pineapples (originally from Brazil) and macadamia nuts (originally from Australia). Incorporating these things in our cultural and commercializing them is as American as a cowboy on dude ranch in Texas or apple pie (with English, Dutch and Swedish roots). Shows like the Love Boat and Brady Bunch have made a family trip to Hawaii to see a luau like this part of the American dream for so many as well.

TAGS: Fire, Hawaii, United States

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Arlington, Texas, United States of America
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© Javier Martinez.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2015
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: May 22, 2015, 12:31 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D610
Focal Length: 72mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f5.6
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PHOTO LOCATION Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America