Learn Polynesian Hula for Free


When on Maui, consider a trip to the Lahaina Cannery Mall for a free hula lesson with Lahaina native Jan Kealani Kitaguchi every Tuesday at 2:30pm on the stage. All ages welcome!
Kumu (teacher) Jan says about hula, “The term hula refers to movement and gestures. Hula, however, cannot be performed without mele or song, the most important component. Mele are records of cultural information, ranging from sacred mele pule and mele inoa to topical mele ho’oipoipo, or love song, and mele ‘aina, a song praising the land.”
Hula gestures are interpretations of the song, giving clues about the meaning of the stories contained within the music.