Ulu A‘e was formed in 2014 with the vision to have an entire community knowledgeable about its history, culture and language. We deliver programs with lessons in Hawaiian language, hula, chant, music, native arts and healthy living.
Our mission is to empower and enrich lives through programs that develop skills, build confidence and promote healthy relationships based on the values and customs of our kūpuna.
MA UKA session
Classes will be held every Monday and Tuesday from 2:45 - 4:30 PM at Kapolei Middle School.
Haku Mele Workshop Hawaiian Composition This two-day workshop will explore the ‘ai ‘ōiwi, oral performance keys of Hawaiian composition. Participants will analyze and discuss mele of old and new and in the end compose an original mele. Instructor, Kalani Akana, is currently a cultural specialist with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs developing cultural activities and connections…
Some pictures from our Pūpū Ni‘ihau Workshop held on 9/16 at the Kapolei Heritage Center. Ni’ihau Shell Earrings & Bracelet Workshop When: Sunday, December 18, 2016 Time: 4 – 8 PM Instructor: Kai Hyde Location: Kapolei Heritage Center Cost: varies This workshop will be held at the Kapolei Heritage Center @ 91-1270 Kinoiki Street on the DHHL…
Kapu’uola Hula Festivalwas held on May 6, 2017 from 1 – 7 PM at Pu’uokapolei. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the oratory and performing skills of native Hawaiians past and present through hula and chant. It also aims at empowering composers and choreographers of mele to preserve Hawai‘i’s unique form of storytelling through proper use of Hawaiian language and performance.
This was a free and open event to the public filled with hula, craft booths, food and entertainment. Stay tuned for information on our 2018 festival.
1:00 – 2:00 PM Opening Pule and Greeting
2:00 – 2:30 PM Kīawekūpono O Ka Ua, kumu Ulukoa Duhaylonsod
2:30 – 3:00 PM Nā Lei O Ka ‘Iwa Ha‘a I Ka Lani, kumu Tatiana Tseu Fox
3:00 – 3:30 PM Nā Pua O Keko‘olani, kumu Momi and Makana Kuahiwinui
3:30 – 4:00 PM Nā Maka O Ka Laua‘e, kumu Laua‘e Yamasaki
Map to Pu’uokapolei There is limited parking in the upper lot of the pu‘u. Additional parking can be found down below at the lower lots of the Kapolei Regional Park. It’s a short walk to the pu‘u from there.