Aloha kakou! 

Due to the Coranavirus Pandemic, Studio HA`A has been closed since March, in compliance with County and Statewide emergency orders.  Like so many businesses and organizations in our community, we have been faced with fluctuating changes from day to day.  Still, we have continued to hold fast to our vision and goals of successfully navigating our way through this period of uncertainty.

​Here we are, four months later, and Kaua`i is opening up once again! This "Shelter in Place" period has created a special opportunity to explore ideas and ways to reconnect with all of you through the Hawaiian culture!  

Kumu Hula, ​Kehaulani Kekua and Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai have managed to stay focused and dedicated by continuing their hula studies online!  We hope to be back in the studio for the new semester that opens in July.

CELEBRATE THE KING KAMEHAMEHA HOLIDAY & HELP TO SUPPORT OUR WORK!

On Thursday, June 11 from 12noon to 3:30pm, we will be hosting a special fundraiser, E HANAI `AI - a socially responsible Drive-Thru Lu`au-to-Go!  Just pre-order your choice of traditional Hawaiian delicacies right here on our website.  This  `Aina to Table  experience is brought to you by local farmers & cultural practitioners on Kaua`i!  Proceeds will benefit the Kaipuwai Foundation and Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai.

Please, will you join and support us?  Your contribution will help us to prepare for the reopening of Studio HA`A. 

Virtual festivities begin at 5pm!  Live Hawaiian music featuring Kekai Chock, and a cultural webinar with Kumu Hula Kehaulani Kekua will highlight traditional chants and historic events commemorating King Kamehameha.  Your $25 contribution includes a delicious Lu`au meal and your exclusive invitation code to our online celebration!

Mahalo nui for your continued support!

Click on the dropdown menus to order

and select your pick up time!

MEAT LU`AU MENU

Pua`a Laulau (Pork Laulau), Lomilomi Salmon, Chicken Long Rice, Saleta Kale (Salad) & Steamed `Uala (Sweet Potato), Hapa Rice, and Haupia Coconut Dessert

VEGETARIAN LU`AU MENU

Kalo Lu`au Stew (Diced Taro & Lu`au Leaves), Lomilomi Tomatoes & Onions, Long Rice, Saleta Kale (Salad) & Steamed `Uala (Sweet Potato), Hapa Rice, and Haupia Coconut Dessert

Add on ala carte items including poi, kalo pa`a, kulolo, and Hawaiian herbal iced teas including mamaki and hibiscus awapuhi.

Beginning at 5pm

VIRTUAL FESTIVITIES ONLY! 

 

For friends and guests not on Kaua`i, you can still join us for our online program!  Beginning at 5pm, enjoy a live Hawaiian music performance by KEKAI CHOCK, which will be followed by a cultural webinar with Kumu Hula KEHAULANI KEKUA.  She will highlight traditional chants and historic events commemorating King Kamehameha on this statewide holiday. Participants will have the opportunity to learn an oli or chant for Kamehameha that honors the unification of the Hawaiian islands and their most famous chiefs.  Click the donate button below to make a contribution of $25 or more, and we'll send you a personal invitation code to access the live broadcast on Zoom once your order is received! 

Your donation will go toward a collaborative initiative to share a delicious Hawaiian meal of `ai pono with kupuna and keiki in need. 

Please remain in your car and wear face masks for curbside pick-up!  Mahalo nui!

Kekai Chock will open our Virtual Festivities with live Hawaiian music entertainment beginning at 5pm!

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Mahalo so much for your aloha support in making E Hanai `Ai a wonderful success!

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Kupu Ola 2020 - Module II  *Completion of Module I required

May 20 to July 8, 2020

Due to Covid19 mandates, Livestream Online Only

5:30p to 7:30p HST

Kupu Ola 2020 - Module I

New Dates to be announced

Papa Kupu Ola 2019 - We completed the final module of the Kupu Ola Study Series with a closing ceremony and `aha `aina. Participants had an opportunity to apply chants and protocols that they they had learned throughout the year.  They are wearing ceremonial kihei that they each designed and created by using acquired mana`o and methods of la`au kapala.

L-R:  Kumu Kehaulani Kekua, Mieko Aoki, Jan Dunn, Sharon Gottfried, Michael DeMotta, Eva Joy Miner Peru, Anuhea Asquith, Maryann Ilnickij, Tara Coyote.  Long Distance Learners not pictured include: Adin Kawate, Jennifer Pond, Laola Yoshi, and Erik Harada.

Kupu Ola 2020 is embarking on an exciting Journey with the Goddess, Hi`iakaikapoliopele!  Join us!

Lehua Moewai Copyright Photo by Nate Yuen

4558 Kukui Street  Kapa`a, Kaua`i, HI 96746

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Conveniently located .25 mile from the Kapa`a

Bypass Roundabout, Skatepark & Athletic Complex

A traditional hula school established on Kaua`i in 1945 by the late hula master, Helen Kaipuwai Kekua Waiau

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      Kumu Hula, Alicia Keolahou Keawekane Smith

                                    Halau Na Maolipua

 
 
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