$50 General Admission
Keali‘i Reichel is one of Hawai‘i’s most popular recording artists, and the award-winning kumu hula of Halau Ke‘alaokamaile. His music, chant and hula represent the best of traditional and contemporary poetry and dance in Hawai‘i today.
This is a fundraising event presented by
He Kula Na Mea Hawai'i
(Non-Profit organization) whose mission is to perpetuate Hawaiian cultural heritage by teaching native language skills, traditional music and dance, Polynesian history and ancient crafts. Sharing the spirit of aloha insures that Hawaiian ancestral knowledge will continue to grow throughout the world.
was born and raised on Maui, growing up in Lahaina. He spent weekends and summers at his grandmother's house in Pa‘ia on the windward side of the island. His passion for the language and culture of Hawai‘i led him to become the founding director for Pünana Leo O Maui, a Hawaiian language immersion school. He also founded his own hula school, Halau Ke'alaokamaile in 1980. Keali'i Reichel has won numerous awards over the years and is also recognized as an accomplished chanter.
In 1994, Keali'i independently produced and released a collection of Hawaiian traditional and contemporary songs and chants entitled "Kawaipunahele." His subsequent music released, "Lei Hali'a" (1995), "E O Mai" (1997), "Melelana" (1999), and "Ke'alaokamaile" (2003) have cemented his place in the Hawaiian music industry. All told, he has been awarded 19 Na Hoku Hanohano awards.