Hawaiian Storytelling & Ha'a Hula
Community & Business Events
Weddings & Anniversaries
Enjoy the warm sun of Hawai’i right here in the Southeast. Kaleo would like to invite you to enjoy a unique island cultural experience featuring two ancient forms of storytelling unique to the Hawaiian Islands. Through their “talk story” and their Ha'a Hula, she will take you on a tropical journey back in time from ancient to modern Hawai’i. Talk story is just informal talking and sharing. Ha'a Hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people. It is their living history, telling their myths and legends, stories and values through traditional songs, chants and music accompanied by dance.
Kaleo shares her Hawaiian Storytelling at weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement homes, pool parties, casual backyard luaus as well as at church, corporate and school events. Her stories, authentic costumes and island music will have you feeling like you are in Hawai’i.
During the event, audience members are encouraged to participate in learning a hula. if they are too shy or unable to get up, that is no reason they still can't learn a little hula. The storytelling of ha'a hula is with the arms and hands, and anyone can do that, even sitting. This is always a fun part of the experience and enhances the enjoyment for everyone there, whether they are participating or watching. Kaleo often has several of her advanced students (Haumana) joining her. You will experience a memorable party that your guests will enjoy and will always remember.
Kaleo has studied with traditional master teachers (Kumu Hula) both on the mainland and in Hawai'i since 1989. Her teachers include: Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Aloha Dalire, and Uncle George Na'ope. She has also been a member of two halua's (traditional schools of Hula). One was on Kaua'i and the other in St. Petersburg FL. She is delighted to bring her knowledge and expertise to the Southeast US.
Kaleo has been sharing Hawaiian Storytelling and Ha'a Hula for over 20 years. Venues include:
Hula Programs for Keiki
Woodruff Elementary School
Chesnee Community Center
Converse College Lawson Arts Summer Camp
Spartanburg Parks Department Summer Camp
Senior Residences throughout the Eastern and Southeastern US, including:
Eden Terrace, Spartanburg SC
White Oak Estates, Spartanburg SC
Summit Hills, Spartanburg SC
Givens Estates Asheville NC
Trinity View, Asheville NC
Bridges at Lake Point Landing, Hendersonville NC
Spartanburg County Library. Spartanburg SC
Henderson County Main Library Hendersonville NC
The Black Mountain NC Center for the Arts, Black Mountain NC
Univitarian Universalist Churches in Tennessee, Indiana,South Carolina
Unity Churches in Tennessee, Indiana, North Carolina,
Jubilee Community Church, Asheville NC
The Center for Spiritual Living, Asehville NC
1st Methodist Church, Hendersonville NC
1st Congregational Church Hendersonville NC
Champion Hills, Hendersonville NC
Biltmore Lakes, Asheville NC
The Mountain Area Health and Education Center, Asheville NC
The Heart Matter Support Group, Spartanburg SC
Apple Festival, Hendersonville NC
Festival of Healing and Spiritual Awareness, Greenville SC
The Organic Fest, Asheville NC
The SCDAnce Festival, Greenville SC
Let us bring the Islands and "The Heart of the Aloha Spirit" to you through the Heartbeat of the Hawaiian people - their Ha'a Hula. Come with us on a magical journey to Hawai'i - one that your guests will love and never forget!
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You can also book an event through Gigsalad.