Tagged with Halau Hula

Upcoming Classes and Events

City of Torrance Spring Schedules (includes Polynesian Dance classes in 3 levels) Kalani Islander Reunion Practice: Every 3rd Saturday of Each Month at Kaulana Ka Hale Kula ‘O Na Pua ‘O Ka ‘Aina Halau.  The Kalani Islanders were formed in the 1970s in Carson, CA, under the direction of Moana Chang.  They are currently planning … Continue reading

Cultural Associations

Carson: Lei Hulu of California: “Lei Huluʻs objectives are to maintain this tradition of feathercraft by creating an awareness for an art long preserved by the Hawaiian people” Contact: 206 E. 220th St., Carson, CA 90745 Office of Samoan Affairs Performing Arts: “an outreach program targeting Samoan/Pacific Islander youth with interests in cultural performances of … Continue reading

Na Halau

Here is just a listing of all the Halau in Torrance, Carson, and Gardena with as much contact info. as I could find… Carson: Echoes of the Islands, Kumu Kita Austin Phone: 310-835-9860 Email: bobandkita@hotmail.com Hula Halau ‘O Lilinoe, Sissy Kaio Phone: 310-217-0055 Email: slkaio@aol.com; halaulilinoe.org Gardena: Kanani Kalama Hula Studio, Kanani Kalama Phone: 310-327-7736 … Continue reading

American Aloha

So last night I watched the PBS special, American Aloha, which focuses on Hula in California following three halaus: Sissy Kaio’s Hula Halau ‘o Lilinoe in Carson, Mark Hoʻomalu‘s Na Mele Hula ‘Ohana (which was disbanded in 2002.  In 2003, he opened the Halau, Acadamy of the Hawaiian Arts) in Oakland, and Patrick Makuakane’s Nå … Continue reading

Terminology

I realized that Iʻm throwing around two terms which I donʻt explain my use of in these posts and in my tags which are actually essential to my research. Endogenous: By endogenous, I am referring to those elements which are provided by the Native Hawaiian community itself.  These typically include examples such as halaus and … Continue reading

Halau Carson

There are two main Halaus in Carson which show up on AlohaWorld as well as Hawaiian Music Island. One is Echoes of the Islands, which is under the direction of Kita Austin but has no website.  I have tried contacting Kumu Kita and am awaiting a reply.  If anyone has any information on this halau … Continue reading