• A walk by the Sea

  • Photo by Eric Mindling

    Photo by Eric Mindling

Upcoming Events

  • Hoʻolaha – Hula Spans The Globe

    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.

Recent News

  • Collages des Cultures Africaines!

    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!

  • Makaha Sons and Hālau KaUaTuahine

    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.

Important Message

Recently, I learned that a track from one of my recordings was sampled and used without my permission in a rap music single with explicit lyrics, and that I was referred to by name as the "featured artist." Please know that I was never approached by the performer for my permission, and that if I were, I would not have given it for such a project. I am working on having all references to me removed. ~Mahealani