Workshops

BIO: Kekuhi Kealiʻikanakaʻole (Kekuhi Kanahele) and Taupōuri Tangarō (Kaipo Frias) were trained in hula by Hālau O Kekuhi, Hawaiʻi Island. They reside in Panaʻewa on their family kauhale (compound) with twenty-one family members living in five independent dwellings. Their family matriarch is Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele, who is also their primary chant teacher. Kekuhi and Tangarō have five children and two grandchildren. Both position the culture of hula as a means by which to grow and sustain community well-being.

HULA WORKSHOP
Sunday: 9:30am-10:45am

Please join us in this fun and exhilarating hula workshop. Here you will learn two hula from the selection of Mary Pukui, and here, while learning the hula, we walaʻau (talk story) about how these hula address well-being of mind, body and spirit.

The hula are fun, non-complex, and the thrill here is, the hula are full of personal meaning. You will walk away rejuvenated in the power of hula to fuel well-being.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and experiences. It is a safe place to learn and investigate our culture. Dances may be done seated on the floor or standing. Hoʻopaʻa are also invited to bring ipu and learn from the station of hoʻopaʻa. Upon successful learning, participants will be given permission to dance these dances in their families/communities/hālau.

Materials:
1. Water bottle
2. Pareu/lavalava/pāʻū
3. Ipu and pale (hoʻopaʻa)
4. Words will be provided
5. Audio/video recording allowed for personal use only
Fee: $25 

OLI WORKSHOP
Sunday: 11am-12:15pm

Oli is Hawaiian-style chanting. We oli for the sky, the oceans, they earth and all lifeforms therein. This is how we talk to our natural world, we oli. Why do we chant? How do we chant? Who can chant? How do we make chant exciting? Can I be a chanter? Is chanting always serious or can it be through fun? These are all questions we will address while learning two chants that speak to personal well-being. This workshop is FUN and meaningful. You will walkway smiling knowing youʻve invested in your spirit through oli. This workshop is suitable for all ages and experiences. It is a safe place to learn and investigate our culture. No previous experience is necessary. Upon successful learning, participants will be given permission to oli these chants in their families/communities/hālau.

Materials:
1. Water bottle
2. Pareu/lavalava/pāʻū
3. Words will be provided
4. Audio/video recording allowed for personal use only
Fee: $25