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The Roots of Hula on Maui

Hula has many roots, with various traditions offering different origins of the art – reflecting the beauty of the Hawaiian respect for multiple perspectives in a way that does not need to be mutually exclusive.

Kaui Kanakaole

KEEPERS OF THE FOREST - Waves crash against the distant black rocky cliff, salting the air. Kaui Kanakaole, the kumu hula (hula teacher) and her three students chant an oli, asking permission to enter the forest, and wait for a response. A breeze filters through the canopy, and the thick air parts, giving them their answer. They pick their way through the underbrush, beyond the grove of hala (pandanus) trees, to find the lauae (monarch fern) leaves that generations of hula dancers have relied on to create their lei.
Where Can I See Hula on Maui?

You can see hula across Maui at events, festivals and live performances at hotels and resorts. While serious study of hula is undertaken in a halau hula under the tutelage of a kumu hula, more casual lessons are often offered at select hotels and resorts.

A luau is another fun and festive place to watch hula and learn about Hawaiian culture. There are several venues around the island where you’ll find luau (most often in West Maui or South Maui), including the long-running Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort and Drums of the Pacific at the Hyatt Regency. The Old Lahaina Luau offers a popular sunset feast on spectacular oceanfront grounds right off Front Street. Some luau, like Feast of Lele, even present gourmet takes on traditional dishes, complete with wine pairings.

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Down The Hatch
658 Front Street, #102
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Down The Hatch located in the Wharf in Lahaina across from the Banyan Tree. Serving Southern Aloha for Breakfast, Lunch, Longest Happy Hour on Maui 2-6p, Dinner & Late Night - OPEN daily 7:30a-2a-Kitchen open ‘til 12a-Voted 2017 & 2018 BEST BAR ON MAUI & 2016 Best Late Night Kitchen! www.dthmaui.com

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Haleakala - Maui
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Sunshine Helicopters
1 Kahului Airport Road - Hangar 107
Kahului, HI 96732
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Sunshine Helicopters offers helicopter tours of Maui, Molokai, Big Island Hawaii and Kauai. With over 90% of the State of Hawaii accessible only by air, enjoy a helicopter ride and soar with us in the blue skies above the Hawaiian Islands aboard our state-of-the-art helicopters.

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Cane & Canoe
Maui
Cane & Canoe
1 Bay Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Cane & Canoe offers a window into the Hawaiian soul – both past and present. Here, in this historically rich locale, locals and travelers come together, savoring creative, modern cuisine that celebrates Hawaii’s diverse cultural influences while showcasing its freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

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Maui - Wall of Tears
Maui
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
1 Kahului Airport Road
Hangar #105
Kahului, HI 96732
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Every year since 1996, Frommer's Hawaii has called Blue Hawaiian, "The Cadillac of helicopter tour companies"—featuring the incredible, 21st-Century "ECO-Star" helicopter, superlative tours, award-winning customer service, and the world's finest pilots. Departures from Kahului.

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Fireknife Trio
Maui
Drums of the Pacific Luau
200 Nohea Kai Drive
Lahaina, HI 96761
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Experience Polynesian culture at the Drums of the Pacific Luau located at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Enjoy song and dance from the islands of Polynesia, including an all-you-can-eat buffet with traditional island fare, authentic imu ceremony, and three-man Samoan fire-knife dance, all oceanside.

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