Our Vision & Mission

 

 Kaimi 08 Eo Emmalani

Ka `Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei Institute

…means to search for the truth of the Hawaiian culture. Through hula, we help restore the culture to its original dignity. We teach how to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the medicine, science, art, language, crafts, philosophy and religion of the Hawaiian people.

“E Mau Ke Ea, E Mau Ke Ola” Let the spirit live; may life and health flourish”

 

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Educational Documentaries

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Keahualaka, A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality

Keahualaka is an ancient place of significance tucked into the cliff near Makana Peak in the Ke`e heiau complex.  Buy your copy of the DVD for $20 plus shipping.  Learn More 

Hawaiians as Scientists,
“He Mele No Kane”

‘Hawaiian style’ lesson plans DVD including Teachers Study Guide
This innovative teaching tool promotes cultural learning through films and photo of traditional chant and hula combined with related lesson plans, geared to elementary through middle school classes.   $15 plus shipping.   Learn more…

Current News

News from Austria-Performances 2019

News from Austria-Performances 2019

March 2019 Japanese Cultural Exchange in Vienna Dancers from our German and Swiss Halau performed during the evening event of a Japanese cultural music exchange in Vienna. 2019 was the year of the 150 anniversary of the Japan-Austrian friendship and this evening event...

Hulu Mamo in Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Hulu Mamo in Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Hulu Mamo performance Einsiedler Anzeiger report from July 9, 2019, Switzerland Far away Hawaii - very near Performance of Hawaiian dances in the Theatersaal of the Stiftsschule, Einsiedeln “Hulu Mamo” – at the shores of time. Under this title The “Native Hawaiian...

19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript

Printed copies of the two hand written booklets which comprise the “19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript”    are available through the University of Hawai`i Library system.  For information about how to access copies on O`ahu, Maui College and UH Hilo, go to the University of Hawai`i at Manoa Library website.  Contact a Hawaiian collections librarian listed on the site for access to the title “19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript”.

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Ka`imi members from California express their appreciation for this year's virtual Emalani Festival see more on www.Kaimi.org :
"A joy to watch. Beautifully presented. Brought back memories of how special it was to be there in 2018. So fun to watch Roselle and Sharon talk about horseback riding.” – Cynthia Meigs (horsewoman)

“What an honor to witness the reenactment of Queen Emma's journey in Kaua`i to discover healing, love, and beauty. The virtual program captures the beautiful Aloha of Hawaii conveyed in mele, oli, and Hula. The production is therapeutic during these challenging times. I had sweet dreams after watching the show! I think everyone who loves Hawaii would find the show inspiring while learning about the history of Queen Emma.
I am a new student of Kumu Lynn in California, so this is my first time watching the E o Emalani Festival. Thank you for creating and sharing––so enchanting!” – Deanna Lutzeier
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1 month ago

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Please enjoy our segment of the Virtual E`o Emalani Festival 2020:
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Reposting the new link to this wonderful interview:
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Lynn Kananiokeanuenue Roth, our Hula teacher in Greenbrae, California grew these ipu during her "stay at home" Covid time.
What a great project. See the video we just posted of the mele and dance she created for the Ipu.
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Mele and choreography by Lynn Kananiokeanuenue Roth-our California connection!! ... See MoreSee Less

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