E Hoonanea Pu Kakoua, A Tribute To Kumu Hula Frank Palani Kahala

Kumu Hula Palani Kahala was born in 1957, in the Kahana Valley, Oahu, the home of his ancestors. Kumu Palani studied hula under the tutelage of Robert Cazimero and was a favorite student of Kumu Hula Nona Beamer.
  
Criticized by some traditionalists and loved by audiences, Kumu Palani and his renowned halaus, the Gentlemen of Maluikeao and the Ladies of Kahanakealoha, became a symbol of the reawakening of an authentic and modern Hula culture.  His work was followed by the media and was featured prominently in a National Geographic film about Hula. 
 
Kumu Palani's died at the age of 34. Facing his imminent death, Kumu Palani asked his young protégées to step forward, stay connected to each other, kokua each other in the hula realm and remember and pass on his teachings, his dances and his oli. This tribute represents a gathering for the first time in 25 years of his surviving dancers from Maluikeao and Kahanakealoha and the members of their halau.

Open to the public, admission.


Location: Oahu

Kualoa Ranch
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
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