Imua Festivals of the World proudly presents
Imua Family Services cordially invites you and your guests to Imua Family Services’ Festivals of the World…
75th Anniversary Celebration Gala Fundraiser
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Kaʻanapali, Maui, Hawaii
Saturday, April 16, 2022
The Copa Cocktail Reception
Registration begins at 5:30 PM
Enter the Copacabana!
Doors open at 6:50 PM
Funds raised by this event support children with special needs, disabilities, and developmental delays in Maui County. Imua Family has been serving children since 1947.
Calle Ocho – Cocktail Reception
Calle Ocho (pronounced kye-yay oh-cho) means “Eighth Street” in Spanish and is the single largest celebration of Latino culture in the United States. Eighth Street is the most popular street in “Little Havana” and is Miami’s center of Cuban culture.
CONGA! Be ready to create Hawaii’s longest conga line!
The conga line is a novelty line dance that was derived from the Cuban carnival dance of the same name and became popular in the US in the 1930s and 1950s. The dancers form a long, processing line, which would usually turn into a circle.
Enter the Copacabana!
Where Music and Passion are always in Fashion.
The Copacabana opened on Nov. 10, 1940, at 10 E. 60th St. in New York City. It combined the Polynesian themes and exotic rum drinks of tiki/beachcomber culture with Brazilian décor, and Latin orchestras while the menu featured Chinese cuisine. The “Copacabana Girls” of the chorus were adorned in glittering, extravagant costumes, often sporting fruited turbans in the style of Carmen Miranda.
Live Music Special Performances
Shereen Ahmed is one of Broadway’s most notable rising stars.
After her groundbreaking debut, Shereen has been recognized as the first woman of color to play Eliza Doolittle in Broadway & West End history. She was recently seen on NBC’s hit show New Amsterdam as Shenaz Shetty, and starred Off-Broadway in the Irish Repertory Theater’s virtual holiday production Meet Me in St. Louis as Esther Smith. Shereen was spotlighted as one of ‘40 Under 40’ accomplished Arab Americans in the United States by the Arab America Foundation, and was invited as a guest speaker for the United Nations 14th Conference of States Parties on ‘Disability, Diversity and Inclusion: The Broadway Masterclass.’ She has studied human rights at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology & Anthropology with a Concentration in Criminal Justice from Towson University. Shereen is currently traveling the country starring as Eliza Doolittle in the first national tour of The Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of My Fair Lady, under the direction of Bartlett Sher.
Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo and Latin Orchestra
Dance Productions by The Copa Dancers
Hyatt Regency Maui
Elly’s Formal Wear
Baur Pacific Constructio
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