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2019 Events

JANUARY

Community Hula Class with Kumu Hula Lehua Kaulukukui from Hawai'i Island ~ January 31, 5-7:30 pm, Ashland, OR

Kumu LehuaLocation: The Grove, 1195 East Main Street, Ashland
Pre-pay Cost: $25
(Please send check to Andrea Luchese, 44 Schofield St., Ashland, OR 97520 no later than January 24)
Pay at Class: $30; cash or check made out to Lehua Kaulukukui

* NOTE: A foundation in basic hula skills and steps is required to attend this class.

Class Description:

Eo, E Maunakea - Oli
An original composition written by Kumu Hula Dr. Pualani Kanaka’ole Kanahele, Eo, E Maunakea invokes the elemental manifestation of the wao akua. Mauna a Wa¯kea, Poliahu, Waiau, Lilinoe, Kalauakolea, and Hi’iakaikapuamamane. The mele speaks to the significance of mountains as the huewai or water gourds which are life lines to our islands. Based on the fragile co-mingling of each of these elemental forms or kinolau akua.

Ke Kau Kaha Ea – Hula Ala’apapa
The gathering and building up of cumulus clouds signify Lono’s arrival and the time of the Makahiki season. It is the time that the po’owai and ‘auwai were cleared of weeds and debris to optimize the best flow of water in to the lo’i system. Just as blood must flow freely throughout our bodies, wai is the lifeblood of our ‘aina, it is that which sustains. We celebrate this special time of abundance with this mele.

FEBRUARY

Hula & Hawaiian Culture Retreat with Kumu Lehua Kaulukukui and Kumu Andrea Luchese ~ Febrary 1-3, Greensprings, OR

Ka 'ike a ke kumu, he hei na haumana
"The knowledge of the kumu is a hei for the haumana"

Kumu LehuaKumu Hula Lehua Kaulukukui will be coming over from Hawai'i island to co-teach with Kumu Andrea an intimate, educational, and inspiring two days and nights in at the Greensprings Inn & Cabins (1/2 hour up in the mountains above Ashland).

Kumu Lehua has a small family halau in Kona named Unuehu where she co-teaches with master lauhala weaver Aunty Gloria Pualani “Lolay” Muraki. Lehua is a 2011 `uniki kumu hula under Dr. Taupouri Tangaro and the hula traditions of Unukupukupu. She joined Unukupukupu in 2006. Her prior training was with Halau O Kekuhi. Learn more about Kumu Lehua.
 
Classes offered during the retreat include: hula protocol (entrance to halau chants and practices), oli (chant), hula kahiko (ancient style - kala'au implement needed - see retreat info for details), hula 'auana (modern style), and hei (ancient Hawaiian method of communicating and recounting stories by creating string figures).
 
View Retreat info.
View Retreat schedule.
Download Registration Form. * Non-refundable deposit of $100 due with Registration Form on January 7!

MAY

Mother's Day Hawaiian Lu'au at Plaisance Ranch, Williams, OR ~ Sunday, May 12, time TBD

SAVE THE DATE!

We are looking forward to our second year and lu'au at beautiful Plaisance Ranch in Williams, Oregon. Our event will include Hula (of course!), live Hawaiian music, lei and other Hawaiiana for sale, wine for purchase, and 'ono catered lu'au food. Last year's event was a glorious spring day in southern Oregon and we so enjoyed sharing our love of hula and Hawaiian culture with a new community. Bring your mom, grandmother and the whole 'ohana for a delightful day out in the country!

JULY

Ashland Aloha Festival ~ Sunday, July 21, Grizzly Peak Winery, Ashland, OR

SAVE THE DATE for our second (not-so-annual) Hawaiian Cultural Festival and hula show!

Our 2019 Ashland Aloha Festival will feature hands-on cultural workshops, including lei-making, ipu-making (gourd-drum) with cultural practitioner Marc Paisin from Honaunau, Hawai'i, hula lessons, 'ukulele lessons, and a special 'ohe kapala demonstration, plus lauhala bracelet weaving by cultural practitioner Charlie Hua, also from Honaunau, Hawai'i.

Following the cultural workshops, our halau will offer a hula show featuring both styles (ancient "kahiko") and modern "auana), with musical accompaniment by Walt Keale, our special guest musician from O'ahu.

Hawaiian "Plate" will be catered by Auntie Carol's Hawaiian Cafe.

More details COMING SOON!