- This event has passed.
Hawaiian History Walk Story: Sovereignty & Singing Snails with Kumu Malia
July 20, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$59
With Kumu Hula, Malia Helela
First visit Thomas Square, where Hawaii’s sovereignty was restored after the British take-over called The Paulette Affair in 1843. This will be followed by a trip up to Kaniakapupu, ruins of the summer palace of King Kamehameha III off the Old Pali Highway. Includes insights into Hawaiian history, nature, language and culture. Malia Helela is a traditionally trained Hawaiian hula teacher and chanter who is passionate in her study of Hawaiian history.
Participants use their own cars or contact us 3 days in advance to arrange transportation.
Malia is an authentic Kumu Hula: a recognized hula teacher, officially having graduated after 17 years training from a hula halau (school) of a long and esteemed Hawaiian hula lineage. In over a decade of teaching her own halau, Kumu Malia counts as her students dozens of hula teachers throughout Japan as well as many hula dancers in Hawaii. Fluent in Hawaiian, Kumu Malia frequently composes her own original oli’s (sacred chants). Kumu Malia is the originator of the Sitting Baby Hula program, the choreographer of numerous hulas in both the ancient and modern forms, as well as being the repository of myriad traditional hulas, oli’s and general Hawaiian cultural knowledge. In keeping with her tradition, she is an observant and reverent student of nature and keeper of the land – the ‘aina.