Kumu Hula Kapuaikapoliopele Ka’au’a with Unuokeahi and Unuiti

Typically held on the 3rd (or sometimes 2nd) Saturday of each month, hula hālau from across Hawaiʻi have been invited to perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. This special site was realized through the vision of (the late) hula master Edith Kanaka`ole, kumu hula of Hālau o Kekuhi. The kahua hula is located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Center Gallery in an area known as Ka‘auea.

This sacred spot affords the kumu (master) and haumana (student) a pristine view into Halema`uma`u, the home of volcanic deity Pelehonuamea. This schedule is subject to change.  Please check with Desiree at (808) 987-7288 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to confirm dates.





Nā Mea Hula – Arts and Traditions of Hula

(11am-1pm)  Held in conjunction with hula kahiko performances,  join Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani, Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana, or ‘ukulele player Wes Awana on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula). 
Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making.  Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer.  These cultural demonstrations are hands-on and family friendly and occur from 11am -1pm on Hula Kahiko performance days.



Event Properties

Event Date 12-14-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 12-14-2019 11:30 am
Location Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

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