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Kumu Hula Leinani De Rego Lauaki
honoring her mother Kumu Hokulani De Rego at the 2016 Iā Oe E Ka Lā Hula Festival.
Kumu Hula Kehaulani Kawai is the daughter of nā Kumu Hula Hokulani and Larry De Rego.
Kumu Kehaulani is one of the Kumu Hula of Hālau Hula ‘O Hokulani and works on the foundational Hula traditions with all new dancers. Kumu Kehaulani loves to challenge her advance haumāna but also has a gentleness and patience with Keiki Haumāna. Kumu Kehaulani has received many Awards for Keiki Hula Competition, including First Place Kahiko, First Place Auana and First Place Overall at the Ia Oe E Ka Lā Hula Festival.
Project KULEANA Nā Mo’o ’O Ko’olauloa presents “Hau’ula Pāka” written by Cy Bridges
Kumu Cy will teach another mele written by him: "Na Kanoena".
A unique possibility to learn from the composer himself!
Kumu Hula Leonani Nāhoʻoikaika-Medeiros
has learned hula since the age of 3 years old.
In 1997 she found her permanent hālau home with Hālau Hula ‘O Hokulani under the direction of Hokulani and Larry De Rego. Aunty Hoku and Uncle Larry groomed her into the Kumu Hula she is today. In 2013, Kumu Leo went through her ʻūniki as a Kumu Hula, and is currently one of the Kumu Hula of Hālau Hula ʻO Hokulani. As a graduate of Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani college of Hawaiian Language, she combines her hula teachings with knowledge of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language), Moʻolelo (Stories), and Moʻomeheu (History) into every hula lesson. Kumu Leo teaches all ages, from keiki to kupuna. As chanting is one of her favorite aspects of hula, she shares this crucial ʻōlelo noʻeau with all of you, "I leʻa ka hula i ka hoʻopaʻa." Hula is enjoyable because of the chanter.
2011 Merrie Monarch 'Auana: Hālau O Nā Pua Kukui - Kumu Hula Ed Collier