P.O. Box 6308 Kamuela, HI 96743
As the kumu hula, or leader of the Halau Na Kipu’upu’u, a hula school on “the big island” of Hawaii, Micah Kamohoali'i is adept in the movements that make up hula and the fabrication of the regalia of the historic tradition...
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Native Hawaiian Artists Honored With Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowships....
Hālau Nā Kipu‘upu‘u, received highly acclaimed honors from the state of Hawai‘i for their hula drama entitled “Mauliauhonua” about the descendants of Waipi‘o Valley. Micah is orchestrating an upcoming big community project with the help of volunteers.
“This project is about bringing the community together in Waimea,” Micah shared. “I saw a segregation between the malihini (newcomers) and the Native Hawaiian people.
"Halau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu is honored for excellence in preservation of culture."
-Honolulu Advertiser, 2013
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Kumu Micah Kamohoali’i and Halau Na Kipu’upu’u members will lead a tour of their “Returning To the Native Lands” exhibit featuring authentic works in kapa, feather, wood, lashing, cordage, weaponry and more displayed at the Kahilu theater. From 5 to 7 p.m. will be a Q&A session.
History in the making Kumu Micah Kamohoali’i and Halau Na Kipu’upu’u members bring back the art of kapa after 202 years. Each halau member responsible for beating and creating each of their individual pieces.
Arquette announced that NACF had provided over $350,000 in grants to Native Hawaiian awardees. Each of the NACF Fellows then spoke to those present at the gathering either in person or via a video message. It was “show and tell” of the kind to which the only appropriate response seemed to be “Wow!” Micah Kamohoali`i, sprang to the podium with a promise: “I will tell you who I am!"
"Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu with Kapa like youʻve never seen before, itʻs Kapa for the gods!."
-MAMo Fashion Reviews, 2014