FRIDAY OCTOBER 8 9:00am-10:30am ‘OLI (Chant) WORKSHOP with Kuana Torres Kahele ($60) "'OHU'OHU MAI NEI 'O PAOAKALANI"This 'Oli Lei is used when putting on garlands or preparing to wear adornments.Learn vocal techniques, appropriate usage and meaning behind Hawaiian ‘Oli (chant).Kuana guides the class through one original ‘Oli explaining procedures, protocol and actual performance.
10:30am-11:00am break (lunch included with workshop 7 day package)
11:00am-1:00pm HULA ‘AUANA WORKSHOP “NA PU’UWAI HAOKILA” with Robert Cazimero ($75) Join Robert as he guides you through this mele honoring the Mauna Kea protectors with his original choreography for a composition from award winning haku mele, Zach Lum.
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Break (lunch included with 7 day workshop package) 2:00pm-4:00pm HULA ‘AUANA Workshop • “‘OHU’OHU O’AHU” with Kuana Torres Kahele ($75) Transport yourself to the misty Ko’olau mountains on O’ahu’s windward side in this gorgeous hula ‘auana. Kuana takes you through the inspiration for this original mele from his O’ahu CD. Students should have a basic hula background in order to take this workshop. Students will be allowed to video hula, one time through, at the end of the class for practice purposes. Bring any materials needed for note taking. Bring a water. 4:00pm-5:00pm Clean up, exit
9:00AM-10:00AM CHECK IN 10:00AM-12:00PM NIIHAU SHELL EARRING WORKSHOP with Kuana Torres Kahele ($75) Join Kuana as he shares the history and heritage of the island of Niihau. Learn the techniques for gathering, sorting and piercing the rare shells of Niihau. Students will each receive a prepared packet of Niihau shells that enable them to make a pair of earrings valued at $150.
8:00am-9:00pm check in 9:00am-11:00am FRESH LEI WORKSHOP with Kuana Torres Kahele ($60) Learn the art of lei making as Kuana takes you step by step through a mixed flower lei in the Wili style. Ingredients will be provided to make one full lei, however students may end of finishing at home. Kuana will provide mixed flowers and greens for students to make a mixed flower and fern lei.
11:00am-12:00 lunch break 12:00pm-2:00pm “O MAKALAPUA” HULA ‘AUANA WORKSHOP with Robert Cazimero ($75) Robert will have you swaying freely amid kāwelu grasses with his original choreography for this classic Hawaiian mele. Attendees will incorporate modern ‘auana hula motions to communicate the poetry of the song.Students should have a basic hula background in order to take this workshop. Bring any materials needed for note taking.
Multi award winning recording artist and Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero joins renowed falsetto artist and songwriter, Kuana Torres Kahele for a special evening of Hawaiian Music and Hula. Hula special guests include, Alaka'i Lastimado, star student of Cazimero and Miss Aloha Hula Tehani Gonzado. TICKETS $35-$50 General Admission
Doors open at 4:30pm for this 6:00pm show. Come early to shop our Hawaiian marketplace. $99 VIP Package Limited to 72 seats. (Best Value!) Private VIP entrance Premiere Concert Seating Private pre-show meet-and-greet with light refreshments. One admission per ticket holder to the VIP Gifting Suite to select a free item valued at up to $150. (Autographed CD bundles, Niihau Earrings, Tahitian Pearl chokers, gift cards and other valuable prizes)