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2020 Events


Ku’uipo Kumukahi House Concert ~ Tuesday, April 7, 7-9 pm, private residence in Medford

Halau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue is proud to present Mele a Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i by Hawai‘i’s Sweetheart of Hawaiian Music, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi! Join us for an intimate and enriching evening of Hawaiian music and talk story. Light pupu included with ticket purchase.

Location: Held at a private residence in Medford. Address will be emailed to you with your ticket purchase receipt.

Tickets: $25 (a small portion will be donated to Kapi’oanuenue. Advance purchase required.



Special Pre-Concert Workshop with Ku‘uipo ~ Kaona and Mele ~ 5-6 pm

The word "kaona" is defined as a hidden meaning. In Hawaiian poetry, kaona can conceal the deeper reference to a person, place or thing. When we look at Hawaiian music we find layer upon layer of kaona. A good haku mele composes a song rich with kaona. So rich that as you peel away the layers you find stories hidden within stories, messages and suggestions that play on our imaginations. So intertwined that you are left to wonder what the true meaning of the song is.

In this special pre-concert workshop, Ku’uipo will share her understanding of the poetic writing style of kaona and its significance in Hawaiian mele.

Location: Same as concert – address will be emailed to you with your workshop purchase receipt.

Cost: $15 per person

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage.

About Ku’uipo

Ku’uipo Kumukahi is the Director of Hawaiian Culture and Community Relations at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. It is also her kuleana, responsibility, to be the live consciousness of Hawaiian heritage at Pualeilani, the Waikiki residence of Hawaiian royalty, King David Kalakaua, Queen Kapi’olani, and Prince Kuhio.

Prior to being at Pualeilani, Ku’uipo was a Community Outreach Manager for the Arc in Hawaii where she helped to build community collaboration and provided education programs for adults with special needs.
As a professional Hawaiian music performer, musician, songwriter, recording artist and kumu hula, Ku’uipo has committed her life to the education, preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the Hawaiian language through the art of Hawaiian music (poetry/mele). She has nearly thirty-years of experience as a professional Hawaiian music performer and recording artist - her last recording commissioned by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame was entitled “Na Lani ‘Eha – songs of the Four Royals”.

Passionate about all Hawaiian matters especially Hawaiian music and its possibilities, Kuʻuipo provides a very hospitable, friendly and loving approach in sharing her knowledge and providing Hawaiian education through songs.

Kuʻuipo has garnered multiple awards from: The Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts – Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Hawai’i Music Awards; Toastmasters, Hawaiian Civic Club, Hawaiian Royal Society, Senate and House of Representatives acknowledgements.


Watch the video from Hawai’i News Now

Watch Ku’uipo perform at ‘Iolani Palace on Aloha Authentic (starts at 14:00)



Mother's Day Lu'au ~ Sunday, May 10, 2-5 pm ~ Williams, OR

Honor Mom Hawaiian style! Join us for a lovely afternoon of hula, Hawaiian music, Hawaiian food, local wine and beer at Plaisance Ranch in beautiful Williams, Oregon!

Location: Plaisance Ranch
16955 Water Gap Rd, Williams
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Tickets: $10 advance purchase, $15 at the door only if space allows.
Advance purchase strongly recommended! Please call Plaisance Ranch at 541-846-7175 for more information and visit the website for up-to-date info.

This special Mother's Day event features live Slack Key by Mark Kailana Nelson, Hula Show by Halau Hula Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue, Island Style BBQ / Hawaiian plate lunch by James Daw (meal ticket is an additional $15 and is not included in event ticket purchase. Keiki sized and priced plates for kids 10 and under also available), fresh Lei and Hawaiian gifts, plus Wine by Plaisance Ranch (glass $6, bottle $20-30) and Beer ($6).

Questions? Email Maluhia


Plaisance Ranch in Williams, Oregon