Kumu Hula Uncle George Na'ope - founder of the Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival of Hilo, Hawaii. Blessed to have spent some time, having a few with this legend :)
Kane Kahiko Merrie Monarch Hula Festival--I was able to do this until about age
Kumu dancing the Hula for the healing and love of the Aina.
2014 Miss Aloha Hula - During the Merrie Monarch Festival Lifelike solo costume idea
Hula kahiko (ancient form) dancer at a ceremonial offering near the rim of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park the dancer's pa'u (skirt) which is made from tapa, pounded bark cloth.
A young girl with an ipu heke, a Hawai'ian drum made from a hollow gourd. It is essential for traditional hula (hula kahiko).