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2018 Events

FEBRUARY

Winter Hula & Hawaiian Culture Retreat with Walt Keale & Kumu Andrea
February 4 - 8 ~ Greensprings, OR

O na hoku no na kiu o ka lani
"The breath of Heaven is passed to us through the stars."

GreenspringsWe were blessed to have our dear friend Keale, musician and kahu from O'ahu, come back to co-facilitate an intimate, educational, and inspiring retreat in the Greensprings, sharing his cultural knowledge, infectious laughter, and uplifting music with us.

We expanded on last year’s theme as we continued to explore our conversation of how land and elements can strengthen our sense of place, our feeling of belonging, and our way of navigating through life. The chants and hulas we learned brought particular focus to the element of support offered by Ancestors/Na Aumakua and the root of hula through the Pele & Hi’iaka mo’olelo (story). Classes included oli (chant), hula noho using ipu heke ‘ole and ipu heke, hula 'auana , and mo’olelo (“talk story” lesson).

It is truly a gift when we can come together as a community of hula enthusiasts and practitioners to deepen our knowledge, insight, and understanding of how the wisdom offered through Hawaiian cultural perspectives can find relevance in our own lives, as we each endeavor to discover what it is to walk a pono path.


MAY

Mother's Day Hawaiian Lu'au, ~ May 13, Plaisance Ranch, Williams, OR

Mahalo nui loa to everyone who came out to join us at beautiful Plaisance Ranch vineyard for our Mother's Day Lu'au. What a lovely spring day out in the country of Williams, Oregon! It was a delight to have such a good turnout and to be embraced by the enthusisam and appreciateion of all who attended.

We appreciate your support in helping our fundraiser be a success! Your donations helped raise money to cover costs for our haumana who will be participating in Ka 'Aha Hula O Halauaola, the World Conference on Hula, to take place in June in Hilo, Hawai'i.

Halau Ho'ike & Pa'ina ~ May 29, 5:30-8:30 pm, Grizzly Peak Winery, Ashland

As most of our supporters know, we typically have a big ho'ike and fundraiser each year to share our aloha and hula with the community. Last year, we held our first ever Ashland Aloha Festival and hope to put on another event of this kind next year in 2019, perhaps in collaboration with other halau.

We will not be hosting a ho’ike event for the general public this year. Instead, we are having an informal ho’ike for friends and 'ohana to attend. It will be casual, but will still serve as an opportunity for us to share what we have been working on and the cultural/hula knowledge we have gained throughout the year. Each class will share 2 or 3 hulas.

Following our ho’ike, we will have a pa’ina - a potluck dinner where we can hang out kanikapila style and get to spend some time in community with one another. If you're interested in attending, we'd love to have you! Questions? Please email for additional info. Mahalo!

 

JUNE

Ka 'Aha Hula O Halauaola ~ June 14 - 23, Hilo, Hawai'i

KAHOHWe are so excited and honored to be participating this year in the 5th and last Ka 'Aha Hula 'O Halauaola (World Hula Conference), a 10-day gathering of Hula and Oli masters, practitioners, and enthusiasts. Some of our haumana will have the rare opportunity to participate in the Opening Ceremony, as well as the rest of the program of workshops, presentations, and huaka'i to sacred, historic, and educational sites around Hawai'i Island. We have been working hard to learn the hulas and oli shared by the host halau, Halau O Kekuhi - these will be presented with many other halau during the Opening Ceremony. We are looking forward to elevating and expanding our knowledge and understanding of Hula and Oli through what is shared by presenting masters, kumu hula, skilled practitioners and noted scholars of Hawaiian culture and language who have offered to share their 'ike with the attendees of the conference. If you would like to support our kumu and haumana in their journey through a donation, please visit our GIVING page. For more information about the conference, click here.

JULY

4th of July Parade, Ashland

ParadeIt's been three years since we danced hula down the streets of downtown Ashland. The 4th of July parade is a huge favorite for many of our haumana, as well as for the crowd of 20,000+ parade enthusiasts. So, we'll be getting into parade fitness in May and June, as we work on our parade hula, Logo Te Pate - a fun and infectious song from the movie Moana. Hope to see you there!

 

 

Island Night, An Aloha State of Mind ~ July 21 (time TBA)

Island NightAnother fun summer night of hula and live Hawaiian music is planned this year - our third annual “Island Night: An Aloha State of Mind,” sponsored by City of Ashland Parks and Rec at Daniel Meyer Pool! Back by popular demand will be the community hula workshop for all ages, and other fun activities, like lei-making.