2024 Festival



KE KUPU ANA O KA HULA: LEGACY, LINEAGE,  AND THE CARETAKERS OF HULA focuses on the growth process of life. The imagery of the growth of a plant, from seed to bud to flowering and full maturation is compared to that of the keepers of the traditional art form of hula. This four-day workshop will include classes and field trips that delve into the cultural connections of hula foundations: ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Mālama ʻĀina,ʻIke Kūpuna and more.

  • Monday, August 5 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Hula Workshop
  • Tuesday, August 6 – 12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, Field trip chronicling Kamehamehaʻs  journey from Honolulu harbor to the Pali
  • Wednesday, August 7 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Hula Workshop
  • Thursday, August 8 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Field trip to Bishop Museum

Workshop Leaders
Maelia Loebenstein Carter
Kawaikapuokalani Hewett


  • The workshop will be held at Hawai‘inuiākea at UH Mānoa or convene on campus. Transport to field trip locations and to evening events (see below) will be provided.
  • All levels and lineages are welcome. Students are encouraged to participate in the Saturday performance. This will include rehearsals on Friday and Saturday morning.
  • Exact location and logistical details subject to change.
  • The workshop is available for a single day pass for $60 or a full week package for $175. The entire week package includes lunch, transportation if needed to the off-campus sites, admittance to Bishop Museum and all Talk Story sessions, and entrance to the performance on Saturday, August 10. The one-day pass, depending on the day chosen will include admittance as required for the day, lunch, and any needed transportation.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity for a personal exploration into hula with themes covering the legacy, lineages and the caretakers of hula.

Full Workshop

To register for specific days, click on the appropriate links below:


All events below are free and open to the public.

The evening talk story (Mon – Weds) will feature demonstrations and discussions from respected kumu hula as they perform the hula pahu, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Lehua Kawaikapuokalani.

  • Monday, August 5 – 6:00 PM @ Pearl City Public Library 
    • Kumu Hula Leialoha Lim Amina – Hālau Nā Lei O Kaholukū
  • Tuesday, August 6 – 6:00 PM @ Kahuku Public & School Library
    • Kumu Hula Kapua Dalier-Moe – Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea
  • Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 PM @ Kapolei Public Library
    • Kumu Hula Sonny Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera – Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu’uanahulu
  • Thursday, August 8 – 6:00 PM @ TBA
    • Films provided by the Hula Preservation Society
  • Friday, August 9 – 6:00 PM @ UHM Kennedy Theatre
    • Panel Discussion with Leialoha Lim Amina, Kapua Dalier-Moe, Sonny Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera, and Leimomi Ho
    • Attend via livestream. Details forthcoming.




  • Saturday, August 10, 2024
    • 7:30 PM @ UHM Kennedy Theatre

Performance featuring:

  • Leialoha Lim Amina – Hālau Nā Lei O Kaholukū
  • Kumu Hula Kapua Dalier-Moe – Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea
  • Kumu Hula Sonny Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera – Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu
  • Maelia Loebenstein Carter – Ka Pā Hula O Kauanoe O Waʻahila  
  • Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Loea Hula –  Kūhai Hālau o Kawaikapuokalani Pā ʻŌlapa Kahiko

$30 General
$22 Kupuna/ UH Faculty & Staff/ Military
$12 Youth/ Students

If purchasing 10 or more tickets, call (808) 956-8246 for special $20 per ticket price.

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