Ka Pā Hula Ka Lei Maile Hi'ilani

Singapore Extension of Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani on Kaua'i

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Kōkua for Kaua’i Flood Relief

Ka Pā Hula Ka Lei Maile Hi’ilani, as the Singapore branch of Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi’ilani on Kaua’i, took up a collection to donate to the ongoing Kaua’i Flood Relief efforts. We know of friends and hula sisters who have lost their homes and belongings due to the torrential rains that resulted in flooding, landslides, and loss of property.

ʻAnakē Julie is the organiser of May Day by the Bay, which had to be cancelled because Hanalei Bay has been destroyed. Here is a short video of our presentation to ʻAnakē Julie through our Kumu Hula, Kumu Leihi’ilani Kirkpatrick. Mahalo to all who helped out and have been praying for the flood victims.


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Live Updates/Running Commentary from Alaka’i Namiko on Kaua’i

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May 19  | Stamping cloth for kihei with hālau sisters

May 18  | Presenting our Kaua’i Flood Relief contribution to ʻAnakē Julie, organiser of May Day by the Bay

May 14  |  Video recap of flood relief/fund-raising efforts on Kaua’i

May 13  |  Spontaneous rendition of Hanalei Moon with Uncle Ronnie

May 13  | Spontaneous rendition of Beautiful Kaua’i with Uncle Ronnie

May 11  |  On the way to the Waipā Foundation to make poi as part of flood relief on Kaua’i

May 10  | On-the-ground update from Hanalei on the recent flooding

May 9  |  Greetings from Kaua’i, Hawai’i


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Worship Symposium

The evening of Saturday, 17 June 2017, saw Alaka’i Namiko, Dara and Dian presenting a few hula ho’āno to an international audience at this year’s edition of the biennial Worship Symposium co-organised by Trinity Theological College and the Methodist School of Music. It was, in their words, an “electrifyingly amazing” experience!

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Lei Hulu and Stencil Stamping Workshop

We had a fun combined workshop on the afternoon of Saturday, 10 June 2017; we learnt how to make lei hulu and also had a short demonstration and try-out session stamping cloth with stencils made from linoleum plates.

As an introduction to working with feathers, we made small hair pick-style accessories instead of actual leis, and the stamping was a preparatory exercise as we will soon we making our own pa’u. It was a fun and informative session in which we not only learnt new things about Hawaiian culture and hula tradition, but also about each other and our own personalities.

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