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2019 Upcoming Events

JULY

ASHLAND ALOHA FESTIVAL ~ Sunday, July 21, Grizzly Peak Winery, Ashland, OR

Join us for an afternoon of aloha at Grizzly Peak Winery in the beautiful foothills of Ashland (held indoors at the winery if there is wildfire smoke). Enjoy community cultural workshops for all ages, live music featuring Keale Kupuna from O'ahu with Bill Griffin... plus an authentic hula show with traditional hula kahiko, accompanied by live drumming and chanting, as well as contemporary hula accompanied by our talented musicians. Ono Hawaiian food from Auntie Carol's Hawaiian Cafe and wine by Grizzly Peak will be available for purchase. Our halau will also hold a Silent Auction and will have Hawaiiana gifts available.

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EVENT SCHEDULE
2-4:00 pm - Cultural Workshops for all ages! Attend as many as you want with an All-Day Pass!
3-5:30 pm - Hawaiian plate lunch by Auntie Carol’s Hawaiian Cafe ($10-12)
4:30-6:30 pm - Main Show: Hula by Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue; music by Keale Kupuna and Bill Griffin

COMMUNITY CULTURAL WORKSHOPS - All materials & instruments provided!
2:00-3:00 pm | 'Ukulele lesson and Sing-A-Long
2:30-3:30 pm | Keiki Lei-making (age 8 and under)
2:30-3:30 pm | Youth & Adult Lei-making
2:30-4:00 pm | Ipu-making & lesson (gourd drum)
3:00-4:00 pm | 'Ohe Kapala (fabric print-making)
3:00-4:00 pm | Hula lesson

TICKETS
All-Day Pass
 (includes Cultural Workshops and Show): Adult - $25, Child/Youth - $10 (age 12 and under)
Show Only: Adult Advance $15/ Door $20; Child /Youth - $5 (age 12 and under)
VIP: $40 - includes an All-Day Pass, Reserved Priority seating, a fresh lei, one complimentary glass of wine

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Tickets also available at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. in Ashland or at the event. Blankets and low-back chairs for any ticket type welcome at front of stage. Questions? Call Stephanie 541-973-6267.

Advance tickets will not be available after 5 pm on Saturday, July 20. Last minute ticket buyers can purchase at the event on July 21. 

 

2019 Past Events

JANUARY

Community Hula Class with Kumu Hula Lehua Kaulukukui from Hawai'i Island ~ January 31

Kumu LehuaClass Description:

Eo, E Maunakea - Oli
An original composition written by Kumu Hula Dr. Pualani Kanaka’ole Kanahele, Eo, E Maunakea invokes the elemental manifestation of the wao akua. Mauna a Wa¯kea, Poliahu, Waiau, Lilinoe, Kalauakolea, and Hi’iakaikapuamamane. The mele speaks to the significance of mountains as the huewai or water gourds which are life lines to our islands. Based on the fragile co-mingling of each of these elemental forms or kinolau akua.

Ke Kau Kaha Ea – Hula Ala’apapa
The gathering and building up of cumulus clouds signify Lono’s arrival and the time of the Makahiki season. It is the time that the po’owai and ‘auwai were cleared of weeds and debris to optimize the best flow of water in to the lo’i system. Just as blood must flow freely throughout our bodies, wai is the lifeblood of our ‘aina, it is that which sustains. We celebrate this special time of abundance with this mele.

FEBRUARY

Hula & Hawaiian Culture Retreat with Kumu Lehua Kaulukukui and Kumu Andrea Luchese ~ Febrary 1-3, Greensprings, OR

RetreatWe are so very grateful to Kumu Lehua for coming over from Hawai'i island to offer this intimate, educational, and inspiring two-day retreat in the Greensprings along with our own Kumu Andrea. It's such a blessing to be able to take time away from our daily lives to deeply immerse ourselves in this rich cultural tradition, while living in community with each other.
 
Our classes included hula protocol (entrance to halau chants and practices), oli (chant), hula kahiko with kala'au, hula 'auana, and hei (ancient Hawaiian method of communicating and recounting stories by creating string figures). Both Kumu Lehua and Kumu Andrea shared original choreography to traditional mele in honor of Queen Emma. Many mahalos to Keale Kupuna for the original musical composition he created specifically for this retreat to "O Ke Kai O Ka'ula". Our deepest mahalo to Kumu Lehua for so generoursly, patiently (and at time humorously!) sharing her 'ike with us in support of our inner transformation and personal/spiritual development.

MAY

Mother's Day Hawaiian Lu'au at Plaisance Ranch, Williams, OR ~ Sunday, May 12

Mother's DayA lovely and relaxing day was had by all at our 2nd Annual Mother's Day Lu'au at Plaisance Ranch. We so enjoyed celebrating "Mom" Hawaiian style with the many people (and generations of mothers!) who attended our event. Big mahalos to our gracious hosts Suzi and Joe Ginet, Chef James Daw for his ono grinds, our own Maluhia and Andree for their talented event planning and tireless attention to detail, our awesome kokua crew, Braddah A'alona for his island tunes, and our dedicated haumana for all their hard work preparing for this event!

JUNE

Live, Love, Laugh...& Hula! ~ June 29
An Evening with Hawai'i Comedian Andy Bumatai and Hula from Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue

Andy BumataiWe had a blast at Andy Bumatai's show - his first time ever in Ashland, sharing his hilarious "local" comedy act from Hawai'i. A legend in the islands, Bumatai has won prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano awards for Most Promising Artist and Best Comedy Performance. We were all in stitches from laughing so hard! Mahalo for the great show Andy! And mahalo to our lovely wahine from Halau Hula Ka Pi’o O Ke Anuenue for opening the show with your beautiful hulas.