Please join us in Hilo for the 5th Ka ʻAha Hula ʻO Hālauaola, a gathering of Hula and Oli masters, practitioners and enthusiasts.  We are excited to present a 10-day (anahulu) program of workshops, presentations, huakaʻi to sacred, historic and educational sites around Hawaiʻi Island. Our intent is to elevate and expand your knowledge and understanding of Hula and Oli by presenting masters, kumu hula, skilled practitioners and noted scholars of Hawaiian culture and language to share their ʻike with you.

Our journey began in 2001 when the Moʻolelo of Pele and Hiʻiaka was introduced through the first Ka ʻAha Hula ʻO Hālauaola.  Like the story, the ʻAha and many of you traveled with us to Maui to learn about Kapōʻulakinaʻu,  then to Oʻahu to visit the many sites where the Pele Clan stopped along their journey and finally to Kauaʻi, to Keʻe, the home of Lohiʻauipo and the many wahi pana pertinent to the story. Who can forget chanting “Kunihi ka mauna i ka laʻi ē” while standing in the shadow of majestic Waiʻaleʻale?

Now it is time for Hiʻiakaikapoliopele to hoʻi, return home from her journey through the islands.

This will be the last time that Ka ʻAha Hula ʻO Hālauola will be presented in this format.

So don't miss out.  Registration will soon be open for you to reserve your spot for  this special program.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hilo.

Me ka haʻahaʻa,
Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, PhD
ʻAha Director