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  • Photo by Eric Mindling

    Photo by Eric Mindling

Upcoming Events

  • Kū Mai Ka Hula

    Date: September 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    Venue: Castle Theater, Kahului, Maui

    Castle Theater BUY TICKETS Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 – 1:00 PM Kumu Māhealani Uchiyama and Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine will return to the Kū Mai Ka Hula Competition on September 10th.  The hālau made its first appearance there in 2015 showcasing its Kūpuna dancers. They presented the hula I Aloha ʻIa Nō ʻO Kanaio, and […]

  • Makaha Sons LIVE With Ka Nalu

    Date: September 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

    Venue: Castro Valley Performing Arts Center

    The Makaha Sons are living legends of Hawaiian music. They will be presented in an unforgettable concert which will also feature the Bay Areaʻs own Ka Nalu and hula by Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine.

  • Haumāna Hula Handbook Author Event at Book Passages

    Haumāna Hula Handbook Author Event at Book Passages

    Date: September 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    Venue: Book Passages in Corte Madera

    Price: Free

    Join Kumu Māhealani Uchiyama for a presentation of hula and song. She will also read passages from her new book, the Haumāna Hula Handbook and be on hand to sign copies. More information

Recent News

  • From Student Handout to Published Work

    Almost 35 years ago we moved to California from Honolulu and (luckily for me) landed in Uncle Joe Kahāʻulelioʻs hālau. After he passed away a few years later I began to teach hula. I noticed one thing right away. Those of us who were from Hawaiʻi had a very different perspective on the hula from […]

  • Celebrating The Unifying Power Of Traditional Dance

    Uchiyama grew up within the Hawaiian hula tradition of her hometown, Washington D.C. Her love for the practice later brought her to places like Hawai’i, New Zealand and Tahiti, where she studied dance and immersed herself in local culture. She spoke to KALW’s Jen Chien. Listen to the interview.

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