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Our Non-Profit

The purpose of Kapi'oānuenue is to actively participate in the promotion, perpetuation, and preservation of the wisdom and knowledge of the Hawaiian culture and its traditional practices.


Our non-profit serves as the funding arm of our school, Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue, and we gratefully welcome your donations to help support its activities. Programs include tuition scholarships for hula students, costume stipends, support for out-of-town performances, and cultural education workshops and opportunities.

Please make a donation of any amount via PayPal or send a check to:

Kapi'oānuenue, 44 Schofield St., Ashland, OR 97520

Kapi'oānuenue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 27-5088147 All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. For more info, call 541.324.6111 or email Andrea.

Journey to Hawai'i ~ Ka 'Aha Hula O Halauaola - June 14 - 23, 2018, Hilo Hawai'i

KAHOHWe are so excited and honored to be participating this year in the 5th and last Ka 'Aha Hula 'O Halauaola (World Hula Conference), a 10-day gathering of Hula and Oli masters, practitioners, and enthusiasts. Some of our haumana will have the rare opportunity to participate in the Opening Ceremony, as well as the rest of the program of workshops, presentations, and huaka'i to sacred, historic, and educational sites around Hawai'i Island. We have been working hard to learn the hulas and oli shared by the host halau, Halau O Kekuhi - these will be presented with many other halau during the Opening Ceremony. We are looking forward to elevating and expanding our knowledge and understanding of Hula and Oli through what is shared by presenting masters, kumu hula, skilled practitioners and noted scholars of Hawaiian culture and language who have offered to share their 'ike with the attendees of the conference. For more information about the conference, click here.

Journey to Hawai'i ~ Kupuna Hula Festival and Competition - September 2016

We were honored to be one of twenty hula halau, and the only halau from Oregon participating in the Hawai'i Kupuna Festival and Competition in Keauhou, Hawai'i. The theme for the 34th annual festival was "He Lei Hiwa No Kalakaua" Celebrating King David Kalakaua. Halau were asked to choose songs for their hulas that were written for him, about him or by him. Our halau took the Overall Winner award, and first place award in the Solo Kane, Group Kane, and Mixed Kane/Wahine divisions. Ho'omaika'i to our Kupuna - you made us so proud! We are humbled and honored by the acknowledgement of the community, and so very grateful for all the support we have received from the seen and unseen. Mahalo nui loa Ke Akua, na aumakua, na kupuna, to our musicians, and to all those who offered their support and aloha to us. Ike ka hula i ke ala pono...

>> Read the article in the West Hawai'i Today paper.

Journey to Hawai'i ~ E Mau Ana Ka Hula: A Tribute to King David Kalakaua - November 2014

Hula Halau Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue performed seven hula kahiko songs Kumu Andrea wrote and choreographed as part of her continuing kumu hula education with Kumu Keala Ching. The mele were written about and in honor of Kumu Raylene Ha'alelea Kawaiae'a and derived from Andrea's own inspiration and mana'o. The performance took place at E Mau Ana Ka Hula (The Hula is Perpetuated): A Tribute to King David Kalakaua on November 14. Six of our students (kane and wahine) made the journey to Hawai'i to offer our presentation and represent Oregon. The trip was made possible through funding offered by Kapi'oanuenue, as a result of successful fundraising efforts, including our "Hula in the Hills" Lu'au at Belle Fiore winery, small private performances, and our halau garage sale. Mahalo nui loa to all our volunteers for helping to make these fundraising events a success, and to everyone in our community who supports us in our work and mission. We carry your aloha with us!

Journey to Hawai'i ~ Na Mea Hawai'i Hula Kahiko - March 2013

Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue was invited by our sister halau from Kohala on Hawai'i island to perform in Volcanoes National Park as a memorial dedication to Kumu Raylene on the one year anniversary of her passing. Seventeen of our haumana made the journey to represent our halau and give thanks to our beloved Kumu Raylene for generously sharing her many gifts of wisdom, knowledge and aloha with us. We also offered a ho'ike during which we danced Kumu's hulas at Makaeo in Kona. We are so very grateful to our families and all the people who supported us in making this trip.

Journey to Hawai'i ~ June 2011

Ka Pi'o O Ke Ānuenue was honored to join demonstrators of traditional Hawaiian practices at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park on the island of Hawai'i, June 24 - 26. We participated in the opening & closing ho'okupu, presented a hula kahiko program each of the three days, and also offered hula lessons to the park visitors. It was an incredible experience for all of us and we are forever changed by the profound aloha that was extended to us. Mahalo nui loa to the many people who contributed to our fundraising efforts. We could not have made the journey were it not for your generosity.

‘A ‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.

No task is too big when done together by all.