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Hālau Kealiʻi O Nālani

E Ala E: Awaken to 25 years of Hālau Kealiʻi o Nālani
with special guest artist from Hilo, Kuana Torres Kahele

Saturday / February 13, 2016 / 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Celebrating his 25 years of Hālau Kealiʻi O Nālani, Kumu Hula Kealiʻi Ceballos has prepared a program that will touch all ages and bring the spirit of Hawaiʻi to your heart. A cast of 70 dancers and musicians share traditional and contemporary stories of their ancestors, Hawaiian Gods and Goddesses, the Hawaiian monarchy, and Hawaiʻi as a place of beauty from the mountains to the sea.  Special guest artist Kuana Torres Kahele will add to the sensual beauty and playful spirit of hula.

Kumu Hula Kealiʻi Ceballos has imparted the core values of Hawaiian culture, particularly those of aloha (compassion) and ʻohana (family) for 25 years. He is respected nationally and internationally for his deep knowledge of ancient Hawaiian hula, his creativity in choreographing hula in new styles, and his personal power in performance.  A measure of his success is 17 years of competition at the prestigious Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. On this anniversary year Hālau Kealiʻi o Nālani will once again share their hula stories at the 2016 festival.

Photo Credits: Jorge Vismara, Brent Mendoza

“No one can convey the meaning of aloha like Kumu Kealiʿi. Every action, gesture, chant and song embodies the significance, dignity and integrity of Hawaiʿi. Judy Mitoma

Aratani Theatre

Japanese American Cultural
& Community Center (JACCC)

244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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Hālau Keali’i O Nālani & Kuana Torres Kahele In Performance

Hālau Keali’i O Nālani / Merrie Monarch 2010 Kahiko

The first solo release of Kuana Torres Kahele has been called one of the most beautiful Hawaiian recordings ever produced.