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2014 Events

NOVEMBER

Makana Concert: Hawaiian Slack Key, Traditional & Contemporary Hawaiian Music ~ Nov. 15Makana

Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and composer who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. His guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film "The Descendants". Makana's captivating performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform in venues ranging from Asian and European opera houses to the White House. Our halau is honored to be part of this concert through the hulas we will be performing: Hi'ilawe and Na Ka Pueo.

View location and ticket info for this Ashland concert.



Halau Performance at E Mau Ana Ka Hula: A Tribute to King David Kalakaua ~ November 15Halau photo

Our halau, Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue, will be performing on Saturday at 10 am. We will be presenting seven hula kahiko songs Kumu Andrea wrote and choreographed as part of her continuing kumu hula education with Kumu Keala Ching. The mele were written about and in honor of Kumu Raylene Ha'alelea Kawaiae'a and derived from Andrea's own inspiration and mana'o.

View info for this Hawai'i Island event.

'Uniki Ceremony, Keauhou, Hawai'i Island ~ November 14 & 15Andrea uniki

Kumu Andrea will be participating in her 2nd ‘uniki ceremony under Kumu Keala Ching's guidance, along with other kumu from O’ahu, Hawai’i island and Europe. The ceremony is based on traditional protocol, which involves creating a sanctified setting to honor Laka, the deity of hula, and involves many chants of invocation and dedication, as well as dances whereby the practitioner seeks to embody the healing and blessing energy of Laka. This particular ceremony also represents a deeper level of attainment for Andrea as a kumu hula and demonstrates her ongoing development and commitment as a cultural practitioner.

JUNE

"Hula in the Hills" ~ presented by Ka Pi’o O Ke Anuenue and Belle Fiore Winery ~ June 29

Belle Fiore Winery

Mahalo nui loa...

Mahalo nui loa to all those who attended and supported our lu'au at Belle Fiore Winery... our first ho'ike to be held at an outdoor location in Ashland! It was a spectacularly beautiful summer day, in the foothills of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument... with stunning views of the vinyard, Grizzly Peak, Pilot Rock and Mt. Ashland surrounding us. Thank you for coming out to enjoy an afternoon of hula and Hawaiian music...

We are most grateful to all the businesses and individuals who donated goods and services to our Silent Auction, as well as to all those who placed ads in our Playbill.

THANK YOU to the Jackson County Cultural Coalition for their generous support of our Lu'au. Their grant assisted us in purchasing fresh adornment materials from Hawai'i that we hand-crafted into our costume adornments.

If you missed a chance to buy your ticket in advance and were turned away at the door, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience! The winery had strict capacity limits that we were asked to honor. Hopefully, you will attend one of our events in the future!

Mahalo nui loa to all the haumana who contributed their time and energy to make this event possible. We appreciate your dedication and love of Hawaiian culture. Mahalo as well to our volunteer board of Kapi'oanuenue... we appreciate your selfless service in helping to perpetuate Hawaiian culture through supporting our halau and events like this! And to Jen, Kekai and Reed... mahalo for the gift of your music!