Hula and Talk Story Workshop presented by Hālāwai
Ripley-Grier Studios – 16th floor
520 Eight Ave. (between 36th and 37th streets)
Registration: $50 at the door
365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th & 35th)
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Barns, 1645 Trap Road
University of Michigan
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
911 North University Avenue
A concert of ancient ʻoli (chant) traditions, modern melodies, and original song compositions in a powerful mix of music that speaks to the soul.
Tuesday Nov. 26 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan
3512 Haven Hall, Department of American Culture
10:00-11:30am - “Makawalu”—Multiple Perspectives
A conceptual framework for exploring how hula connects to a diversity of disciplines, with a focus on the cartography of the hula body and the earth body.
4:00-5:30pm - Hula – Global Connections
Hula is truly a global phenomenon with schools in the continental U.S., Japan, Mexico, Holland, Germany, and the Pacific. This presentation will focus on the social, ecological, psychological, and spiritual aspects of hula and how and why they think it is the phenomenon it is.
>>>FREE and open to the public!<<<
From the Ann Arbor publicity:
In their Ann Arbor debut, Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani and Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole will offer exceptional insights into indigenous Hawaiian perspectives and sensibilities. Audiences will be simultaneously enlightened and entertained with this rare opportunity to experience Hawaiian indigenous practices and traditional ecological knowledge.
Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa, mother and son, create artistry together that is deeply anchored in Hawaiian tradition. Their family lineage is the esteemed Kanakaʻole family of Hawaiʻi island, stewards of practices that link them to the volcano goddess Pele and the volcanic creation of the islands. The Kanakaʻole family is renowned internationally for their appearances in festivals, documentary films, and PBS Great Performances. Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa are also related to the Kaniʻaulono family traditions of spiritual and social leadership.
Both Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa are equally fully engaged in their place as modern Hawaiians in the contemporary world. Fluent in Hawaiian as well as English, surrounded by Hawaiian and all types of Western music, educated in Hawaiian tradition and earning advanced degrees in Western universities, they define what it means to be indigenous intellectuals in a contemporary world.
Kekuhi and Kaumakaiwa are both successful solo recording artists. They are celebrating the release of their first collaboration as a duo, Kekuhi + Kaumakaiwa.
Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani is kumu hula (master instructor) of Hālau o Kekuhi. She serves as Executive Director of the Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation, and is an Assistant Professor of Hawaiʻi Life Styles at Hawaiʻi Community College.
Kaumakaiwa Kanakaʻole is a recording artist, master chanter and dancer, poet, and winner of multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.