Lau Kānaka No Hawaiʻi


Your source to Hawaii & community resources here in Arizona

Halau Hula

Kumu (teachers) with established groups that welcome anyone interested. Most schedule performances within the community and special events like the annual Aloha Festival in which the Halau compete. Many also perform at our club functions and fund raising events like the annual LKNH Luau and Holoku Ball. Dancers usually practice weekly or more frequently prior to scheduled performances. Dancers pay a fee to join the halau and learn about Hawaiian culture, costume and dance implement design and a variety of dance styles.

Halau Hula Napuaokalei’ilima

Halau Hula Napuaokalei’ilima
Kehau Chrisman, Kumu Hula
PO Box 2664, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Kaimikahu Hale O Hula

Hula and Cultural Enrichment Ka’imi Valdez, Kumu Hula (916) 548 1033

Nā Leo Kūpono Productions

Professional Group Nālani Francisco Creative Director Hālau Ho’okahi I Ka Hula, Student Hālau 1929 E Ray Rd. Suite 1 Chandler, AZ 85225 808-222-8281


Sandwich Isle Ukulele Band meets weekly on Wednesdays at Floridino's Pizza & Pasta Restaurant, 590 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ 85224 (480) 812-8433 from 6-8 PM. Come early and have dinner as a contribution to the restaurant for free use of the banquet room. Contact Michael Deterding for weekly song list and music at

HISTORY From the start of Lau Kanaka No Hawaii (LKNH) Hawaiian Civic Club of Arizona, members like Auntie ElIie Goldsmith, Al Palmaro, John Bishop and Michael Bonnice among others felt the need to gather regularly to play their ukulele, sing traditional and favorite songs and dance hula. Kumu Uncle Kumalae Matthews often led the group after the club’s general meetings. In 2008, Uncle Henry “Ka’ono’i” Kim established the “The Sandwich Isle Ukulele Band” open to anyone interested in playing with the greater purpose of exposing our community to Hawaiian culture and Aloha spirit. Together with wife Dusty and a group of talented musicians, they played live music while the ukulele strummers played and sang along. Hula dancers joined in as they desired. The Band now led by Michael Deterding has a core of 36 strummers, several hula dancers, soloists and a variety of winter visitors eager to play with us. Regulars and guests, regardless of their playing ability are always welcome to sing, play or just listen. Many have also joined LKNH as the band represents Lau Kanaka at the Arizona Aloha Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Musical Instrument Museum, State libraries and various community centers. There is no charge to join, but new members should have a flash drive to store the sheet music we use at our gatherings. Accompanying music CDs to the sheet music are available for purchase if desired. We meet weekly at Floridino’s Pizza and Pasta restaurant, 590 N. Alma School in Chandler from 6 to 8 PM in the Banquet room. The season runs from September through May.

Cultural Practitioners

Hale O Lomi Ola

The foundation of our practice is based on natural healing methods, including traditional Hawaiian bodywork therapy. Hale O Lomi Ola are Certified Mana Lomi Practitioners and members of ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Lomilomi Association in the state of Arizona.

Contact: Millie Ho
Ph. 602-734-5687

James Kawainui - Hawaiian Healer

James has developed an unparalleled fusion of Ancient Wisdom passed down to him through family roots going back over 20 generations in Hawaii. His mastery includes techniques learned from many Old Hawaiian, Traditional Maori and Mayan Healers.

Contact: James Kawainui
Ph. 808-753-2486

Aloha crafters

Hana Lima by Kolokea 


Hana Lima by Kolokea specializes in Satin Ribbon Leis, Ipu' & Ipu' He'ke instruments bags and Hawaiian Quilts - Quillos. See my website of beautiful fancy satin ribbon Forever Leis' . . . .Special Orders are available - order "way in advance" of your event as these are very intricate designs made with many hours of love. Braided Satin Ribbon Leis' are popular items throughout the year for graduations and are available in most Arizona teams and other sporting teams; colleges and high school colors. Looking forward to seeing you at the events. 

Please call or send me an email for more information:

Dorothy Ingram - Owner

Tel# 602-935-2619


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