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Rock the Casbah!

| March 7, 2013 | Parties

THE PARTY To bring King Mohammed VI Week in Hawai‘i—the cultural fest in honor of the Moroccan monarch—to a fitting close, an invitation-only VIP dinner was held at Lanikūhonua, the Campbell family’s historic property in Ko Olina in West O‘ahu. THE PLAYERS Gov. Neil Abercrombie and his wife, Dr. Nancie Caraway, Moroccan Minister of Sports and Youth Mohamed Ouzzine, Moroccan Honorary Counsul Jan Rumi, Honorary French Counsul Patricia Lee and her husband, Dr. Worldster Lee, KITV’s Pamela Young and President Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng THE SCENE While Lanikūhonua is famous for its tropical splendor, the celebration called for a different decor. In honor of the occasion, the property was transformed into a festive bazaar, where Moroccan music wafted through the night air. After a sumptuous feast of traditional North African dishes—prepared by chef Christopher Hajji, who flew all the way from Las Vegas— the Moroccan delegation presented gifts to Gov. Abercrombie. Tracy Chan



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