Posts tagged Hula

Enjoy great food and FREE Hawaiian music tonight and every Thursday at Noelani’s in San Carlos! Come early as it fills up fast. #PhotoToaster #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic #noelanis #sancarlos #music #free #thingstodo #thursdays #aloha #hula #stevenespaniola

Enjoy great food and FREE Hawaiian music tonight and every Thursday at Noelani’s in San Carlos! Come early as it fills up fast. #PhotoToaster #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic #noelanis #sancarlos #music #free #thingstodo #thursdays #aloha #hula #stevenespaniola

My other babies #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic @kanileaukulele #aloha #ukulele #hula #slackkey

My other babies #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic @kanileaukulele #aloha #ukulele #hula #slackkey

Pi‘i modeling his newest awesome lauhala pāpale creation

Pi‘i modeling his newest awesome lauhala pāpale creation

The most AWESOME birthday cake ever made! Pahu shaped for cousin kumu Kawika Alfiche made by Jen Tan. Carrot cake, red velvet and chocolate

The most AWESOME birthday cake ever made! Pahu shaped for cousin kumu Kawika Alfiche made by Jen Tan. Carrot cake, red velvet and chocolate

Going to be a great event! I’ll be performing along with good friend Faith Ako…hula & ‘oli by Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu & Kumu Patrick Makuakāne #hula #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic #hccnc #westinstfrancis #awards #blacktie #formal #fivestaraloha @westinstfrancis #hccnc

Going to be a great event! I’ll be performing along with good friend Faith Ako…hula & ‘oli by Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu & Kumu Patrick Makuakāne #hula #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic #hccnc #westinstfrancis #awards #blacktie #formal #fivestaraloha @westinstfrancis #hccnc

Huge congrats to the winners and to all of the contestants! Fabulous job! #hula #merriemonarch #results #missalohahula #k5 #hawaiian #hilo

Huge congrats to the winners and to all of the contestants! Fabulous job! #hula #merriemonarch #results #missalohahula #k5 #hawaiian #hilo

Getting my hula fix…streaming on my iDevice #hula #hawaiian #merriemonarch #hawaii

Getting my hula fix…streaming on my iDevice #hula #hawaiian #merriemonarch #hawaii

Can’t be at Merrie Monarch? Be sure to follow and check in with @kapafm on Instagram for the latest pics from Hilo!!! #aloha #merriemonarch #hawaiian #hula #hawaiiradio #trending #pahu #ipuheke #hilo #bigislang

Can’t be at Merrie Monarch? Be sure to follow and check in with @kapafm on Instagram for the latest pics from Hilo!!! #aloha #merriemonarch #hawaiian #hula #hawaiiradio #trending #pahu #ipuheke #hilo #bigislang

Kumu Kawika prepping to record oli…sweet!!! #studio #studiolife #recording #hula #oli #kumu #hawaiian #aloha

Kumu Kawika prepping to record oli…sweet!!! #studio #studiolife #recording #hula #oli #kumu #hawaiian #aloha

Prepping for today’s gig at SurfSpot in Pacifica

Prepping for today’s gig at SurfSpot in Pacifica

#stevenespaniola #hula #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic #guitar #slackkey #ukulele #kihoalu #QR #qrcode

#stevenespaniola #hula #hawaiian #hawaiianmusic #guitar #slackkey #ukulele #kihoalu #QR #qrcode

Mexico City Workshops

Incredible time in Mexico!!! Photo of nā haumana with nā kumu after the hula, ‘ukulele, ki ho’alu, and mele workshops! Was such a pleasure to be a part of this groundbreaking event and to see how dedicated, passionate and eager the students were about Hawaiian culture! I taught the very first slack key workshop offering in Mexico City…awesome!

"Hula Pahu" DVD preview by Director Duncan O’Brien! I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this incredible ho’ike last August as "ho’opa’a" (chanter) for Halau o Keikiali’i. If you look closely, you can see me in the kuahiwi rafters at 30 seconds in ;)

New York Times Dance Critic's Offensive Hula Review


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This is a link to a highly insensitive and offensive review by dance critic Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times. In addition to many uneducated and idiotic statements, he refers to the traditional Hawaiian malo as a “jock strap”. His limited knowledge of hula and Hawaiian culture is prominently exhibited throughout this poorly written review. This sort of ignorance should not be condoned or tolerated and only further perpetuates the misrepresentation of our culture.

Alastair is no stranger to making poor judgment calls in his reviews. In 2010 he commented on the weight of ballet dancer Jenifer Ringer. In a review of a performance of The Nutcracker, he wrote that Ringer, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, “looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many.”

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Join me and Nathan Aweau when we swing through Santa Cruz, CA in October!!!

Join me and Nathan Aweau when we swing through Santa Cruz, CA in October!!!