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