I Leʻa ka Hula Workshops are THIS WEEK!

PAʻI Foundation announces a new collaboration with nā Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero, and Michael Pili Pang.

I Leʻa Ka Hula: Celebrating Culture, Preserving Traditions will provide residents and visitors interested in hula and Hawaiian cultural practices opportunities to:

  • Learn from some of Hawaiʻi’s finest Kumu Hula (master teachers of hula) and cultural practitioners
  • Gain a better understanding of the mele (songs/chants)
  • Connect the mele with the natural and cultural resources, people and places that inspire the compositions
  • Increase their understanding and use of Hawaiian language; and

Support and value the Kumu Hula and master teachers that dedicate their lives to the preservation and perpetuation of these traditions for future generations.


November 19 – 20, 2019: Pre Conference Huakaʻi and Cultural Events

November 21 – 23, 2019: Hula Workshops and Cultural Classes at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition Halls – Hawaiʻi Suites

November 22 – 23, 2019: Kani ka Pila and Paʻakai Night Market at SALT at Our Kakaʻako

November 24, 2019: Kani ka Pila, Hōʻike and Night Market at the Royal Grove at Helumoa (Royal Hawaiian Center)

To see the class listing and register for classes, click here.

Intercultural Leadership Institute: Manaʻo From a Fellow

Intercultural Leadership Institute: Cohort 2 – Heading out to Mokauea Island.
PC: Melisa Cardona

This past January, PAʻI Foundation hosted the second cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute here on Oʻahu.  Below we share some manaʻo (thoughts) from cohort member, Carol Zou.  To see the full article, click here.

“At the close of the retreat in Hawai’i, all of us walked out into the ocean, and dipped ourselves under three times to leave our trouble in the salt water, much as we had left it on the sacred mountaintop. As I stood watching the backs of my peers standing in the water and staring silently into the vast distance, I thought that this was the true meaning of interculturality: recognizing the sublime vastness of the world before us and the different experiences that it held. In the spirit of aloha ‘āina, interculturality also emerged within the relationships we built with each other, and with our respective relationships to land. We had momentarily created, in Osorio’s words, a ‘fishing net of intimacy’, a net that caught me during a moment of spiritual freefall.”

New Haumana Enrollment


If you are interested in this new class, please CLICK HERE to go to the new haumana registration form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Char at char@paifoundation.org.

*All of our hula classes are held at the PAʻI Arts & Cultural Center: 904 Kohou St. #102, Honolulu, HI 96817.


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