Māhealani Uchiyama and Hālau KaUaTuahine at Ashkenaz!

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 7:00PM Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center Admission $15 1317 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, CA Join Hawaiʻi Music Award Winner Māhealani Uchiyama for an eclectic evening of island sounds with the dancers and drummers of Hālau KaUaTuahine!

Hoʻolaha – Hula in San Francisco

Hula is a world class art form that has influenced people around the world, especially in the Bay Area. The hula experienced in Northern California is unique in its scope and depth. Nā Kumu Hula: Kawika Alfiche, Rick No`eau Smith, Māhealani Uchiyama will present an entertaining & interesting timeline of Hula in San Francisco from […]

Haumāna Hula Handbook Release Event

Books Inc. 1344 Park St. in Alameda, California 5:00PM The hula is more than just a collection of pretty movements. It is a culturally based system steeped in ritual, commemorating myth and legend, a pantheon of deities and their earthly decendants, sacred symbols, ancestral beings, procreation and forces of nature. The Haumāna Hula Handbook is […]

Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band in Concert

Come on out to enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music with the Bay Areaʻs own Kapalakiko Hawaiian Band! Māhea Uchiyama Center for International Dance 729 Heinz Avenue in Berkeley 6:30 – 8:30PM Admission $15 Hula by Hālau KaUaTuahine!

Kāpili Polynesian Dance and Music Workshops

The Kāpili Polynesian Dance and Music Workshops are a gathering of students of Polynesian cultural arts who will join together with kumu hula, artistic directors, musicians and artisans willing to share their talent and aloha. Our workshops are structured to encourage the student to go deeply into their chosen topic through directed study with a […]

Kāpili Concert

Multiple Nā Hoku Hanohano Award-Winner Mailani headlines an exciting evening of Hawaiian entertainment.

Hoʻolaha – Hula Spans The Globe

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.