Date: May 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Reed L. Buffington Performing Arts Center at Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA.
Price: $25 $35
From Hawaiʻi to California, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Europe, Mexico, Asia and beyond, the hula has truly spanned the globe. From antiquity through songs of today, the hula was created to describe our surroundings. Once the Western world made contact with the Hawaiian Islands, Hawai`i also set out to explore the world. Along these travels, imagery became poetry, then chant, and ultimately hula. This rich tradition will be celebrated by three Bay Area hālau hula; Hālau o Keikiali`i of South San Francisco, Hālau Nā Mamo Nō`eau of Concord and Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine of Berkeley. Nā Kumu Hula (hula teachers) Kawika Keikiali`i Alfiche, Rick Nō`eau Smith and Māhealani Uchiyama, have spent the last year in research and collaboration on this unique cultural heritage. Though over 2000 miles away from its source, the hula has rooted deeply in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Halau KaUaTuahine shared the stage with some amazing artists in Oakland on March 8th for one of the most dynamic concerts of the year! Powerful Tahitian drumming and dance was added to the mix of extraordinary offerings from the African Diaspora!
Dreams do come true! Halau KaUaTuahine danced to the magical sounds of the legendary Makaha Sons! This event was presented by Ka Nalu Productions, and was held at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.