About this Artist
HULA HALAU ’O KAMUELA ELUA, under the direction and tutelage of Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook, is a school dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of Hawaiian culture through teaching the beautiful hula, a dance indigenous to the peoples of Hawaii, the language both written and spoken, and the music both old (in the form of the oli) and new. The making and playing of authentic hula implements and instruments, the artistry of lei making, the creation of tradition Hawaiian arts and crafts are also very much apart of the halau’s teaching.
Based in Burbank, Hula Halau ’O Kamuela Elua has won many prestigious awards and competitions for hula excellence such as the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, Hawaii; the King Kamehameha Day Oli and Hula Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Lili’uokalani Keiki Hula Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ia ’Oe E Ka La Hula Festival in Pleasanton, California; and other hula competitions throughout the rest of the United States as well as in Japan.
Hula Halau ’O Kamuela Elua has given numerous performances and educational workshops throughout the United States, Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, and the Far East and tries to help, through education, many organizations and other halau throughout these regions in hopes that they too will continue to hold fast to our dedication and purpose: the preservation and perpetuation of a dying culture.