Kahului, Maui, HI – August 25, 2017 – Queen Ka’ahumanu Center announces the performance of Na Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo and Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu at Maui Made Sundays on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center is dedicated to supporting local talent and product through Maui Made Sundays where visitors and kama’aina alike shop products manufactured, grown, and/or created in Maui County.  Maui Made Sundays takes place the first Sunday of the month.

On September 3, 2017, Na Kumu Hula, Kahulu Maluo and Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu will perform on Center Stage with representation from the entire halau, including 5 year old kaikamahine (daughters) to kupuna (senior) wahine (women).

“We are delighted to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture by inviting halau to grace our stage”, says Toni Rojas, Marketing Director.  “Join us for what will be a beautiful performance from this renown hālau”, says Rojas.

Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu will also be selling Big Island Candy Crunch Bars at $5 each to fundraise for further halau education.

For more information visit queenkaahumanucenter.com or stop by the QKC Guest Services Desk.

About Na Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo

Kahulu Maluo is a lifetime Maui resident, Maui High School graduate, attended University of Hawai`i at Hilo and later completed her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Regis University in Colorado.

Growing up in a home filled with Hawaiian music, her mother Carmen Hulu Lindsey, raised her to know the music of Hawai`i.  She was a student of Hula since the age of 3, studied with such esteemed Kumu Hula as Emma Farden Sharpe, Hōkūlani Holt and Hawai`i Island’s Rae Fonseca while studying at UH-Hilo. Completed her traditional ʻūniki ceremony under Kumu Hula Hokulani Holt, along with Rae Fonseca in June 2004 on the Pā at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

She has been actively a part of the Hula community. A member of the Kahekili production cast, traveling across the continent and internationally telling the story of Maui’s premier warrior.  Has taken on international students, working successfully with three different Hālau from Japan for the past 8 years, Hālau Hula O Alohalani (Miho Shimbo, Sensei – Tokyo; Hālau Hula O Maluhia, Junko Yuzawa, Sensei – Utsunomiya; and Hālau Hula O Kealani, Etsuko Matsui, Sensei – Nagoya.

In addition:

  • Co-founder & Co-Kumu of Hālau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka, 1996 – 2013.
  • Founder & Kumu Hula of Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu 2014 – present
  • E Kaulele A’e – A biennial hō`ike/celebration for Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu
  • Ka ‘Aha Hula O Hālauaola – Kaua`i
  • Kahulu has been at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center since April of 2003 in the capacity of Campaign Associate assisting in the successful completion of MACC’s 13.5 million capital campaign. Took a short sabbatical in 2005, and returned in October of 2007 where she has progressed from Administrative Assistant (Art Vento), to Program Manager and now to the Cultural Programs Director.