Blessing for Kokee Forest Birds

Blessing for Kokee Forest Birds

On Friday, March 1, 2019, our Ka ’Imi Institute was in Kokee to work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. The puaiohi, ‘akeke’e and ‘akikiki are the forest birds being studied, with the hope of increasing their numbers.  Other groups represented were Kauai...
Homeward Bound – Hana Hou! Magazine

Homeward Bound – Hana Hou! Magazine

Hana Hou! Magazine Homeward Bound Story by Shannon Wianecki Story by Shannon Wianecki Photo by Sue Hudelson In 1975 a resolute kumu hula (hula teacher) named Roselle Bailey took on the restoration of Keahualaka, an ancient hula amphitheater on Kaua‘i that had fallen...
California Ho’ike

California Ho’ike

Kahiko Ha Lapa I Hula Alapa’i O Ke Anuenue under the direction of Lynn Roth, gathered for a pot luck and Ho’ike, on May 5th, 2013.   All four classes  experienced dancing together, some for the first time. Besides new dances, we performed several...
Puaiohi

Puaiohi

Aloha kākou e nā makamaka: He lā hoihoi nō ka 18 o Pepeluali. Ua hele mākou ka po`e hula a me ka po`e mālama manu puaiohi i Koke`e no ka hana ho`opōmaika`i `ana i ke ho`omaka`ana i ka lākou kau mālama manu kupu lau. `O ka Forest Bird Recovery Project (FBRC) ka inoa o...
Maile Awards Luau

Maile Awards Luau

Members of Kaimi Na`auao O Hawaii Nei institute  joined the Malie Foundation in honoring all kumu hula on Kauai and around the world (especially those honorees on Kauai) at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua. Honorees included Ku’ulei Punu, Roselle Bailey, Kapu...
Eo Emalani Festival

Eo Emalani Festival

2011 E`o Emalanai Program for Ka`Imi Na`auao O Hawai`I Nei Institute Aloha tatou. Ka ‘Imi Na’auao o Hawai’i Nei Institute is an educational non-profit organization founded by Roselle Keli’ihonipua Bailey of Maui for preserving and teaching  the...
Recalling Hawaii

Recalling Hawaii

Recalling Hawaii A multi-media chronicle awakening the past, the now and the future of Hawaii with oli, mele, and hula….. “In the beginning there were no canoes or people in canoes…”  Out of the darkness / Po creates life. Hawaiians describe the geologic evolution as...
Kauai World Challenge Canoe Race

Kauai World Challenge Canoe Race

Kaimi dancers welcome the paddlers in the Kauai World Challenge canoe race annual event. Here they are at Kalapaki, greeting the paddlers with traditional and modern hula and oli. Click here to view the flickr photo gallery

Eo E Emalani I Alaka`i

It was a glorious day in the meadow as Tracyann Hiipoilani Kanahele portraying Queen Emma rode into the meadow on horseback. “Isn’t she beautiful?” “How regally she carries herself!” “I cried when she danced.” were some of the...
Recalling Hawai’i – Europe 2010

Recalling Hawai’i – Europe 2010

Traveling and Dancing in Germany and Switzerland June 2010 Submitted by Savitri “Kama” Kumaran  Click here for a flickr photo gallery “Where do we go next?” Whenever the members of Kaimi have traveled this is the question that is asked at the end of the trip! We asked...