Komo Mai... mahalo nui loa for all those who participated and supported the 16th annual hula competition this past July 27th & 28th.
The turnout this
year certainly surpassed everyone's expectation.
The success of our event is due to the support and
participation of everyone who attended including
all the people who were involved with the "Polynesian Extravaganza" and all those who did exhibition shows.
all the Kumu and Halau, mahalo for
your kokua to preserve and support the Polynesian
culture and sharing it with the people of Florida." – Hoike Hawai'i Coordinators
We are very excited this year to have two Kumu Hula and an Orometua Ha’api’i ‘Ori (Professor of Tahitian Language and Dance) instructing at our workshop this year.
Kumu Hula Keola Ohumukini is well versed in Hawaiian culture and dance. He will be teaching a class in Hula Protocol. This class is designed for kumu, alaka’i and also for those with a deep interest in proper hula standards. It will also teach the protocol from the beginning through the end of the hula.
Kumu Hula Keali’i Chang, an accomplished teacher will teach the Hula Kahiko and Hula Pahu procedures and the various unique drum beats. Please bring your Pahu. There will be a limited amount of pahu available for first come, first pick. Do not request to reserve a pahu. Kumu will have several pahu for sale for those who are interested in purchasing one.
Orometua Ha’api’i ‘Ori – Roiti Sylva, will be teaching Tahitian Protocol and dance procedures. Roiti is well known for her work with the University of Hawai’i in Tahitian language and also in dance workshops teaching protocol and procedures for dancers and judges. She has been judging Tahitian competitions for many years throughout the U.S.
These classes will help kumu and participants in understanding and implementing dance preparation for group and solo competitions.
Additional Featured Cultural classes:
Hula ‘Auana – Kumu Kawehi Punahele
Ori Tahiti – Moeta Tehani & Monisa
Maori Poi Ball Dance – Otila; Samoan Siva, Otila
Ukulele – Kalei Napalapalai
Hawaiian Pahu Drum Craft – Robert Dye
Makau Iwi Bone Fish Hook – Phil Tinkes/Uncle Hank
Ipu Heke (gourd) – Kin Santos and Mataio Chock.
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*Class schedules are subject to change. Please check our updated schedules for classes.
Mossman/Avon Ohana For their generous
gift to support the perpetuation of
the Hawaiian culture in Florida.
In memory of our beloved Pualani Mossman (Avon), an Ambassador of Aloha and first recipient of the Ho’okahiko Duke Kahanamoku Award, a generous donation was given to Hoike Hawaii, Inc. to assist in it’s effort of perpetuating the Hawaiian culture through hula, music and the Aloha Spirit.
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