Hula Kahiko at Volcano Art Center

July 12, 2017, 10:31 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:41 PM
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Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani will perform in the Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko series on July 15. Courtesy photo

The Volcano Art Center’s 2017 Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. with a performance by Halauolaokalani under the direction of Kumu Hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe.

After graduating in 1995 at Puʻupueokapu, Waikane, Oʻahu with traditional ʻuniki ceremonies under his teacher, Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehiokalanionapuaikawekiu Cazimero, Kumu Hula Crabbe founded Halauolaokalani in 1999.

He is an educator, advocate and support for our greatest community asset—our beloved keiki o ka ‘āina. His motto is simple: “Aloha trumps everything in man’s world because God is love.”

This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center.

For the series, hula hālau from across Hawaiʻi are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.


These performances are presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification.


Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.

Held in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performances, the public is invited to join Native Hawaiian culture specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana as they set up shop on the lānai of the Volcano Art Gallery from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Presenting a lovely display of Na Mea Hula (all things hula), Kamanu will share a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family-friendly.


These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana. National Park entrance fees may apply.

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Visit or call 967-8222 for more information.

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