Lau Kānaka No Hawaiʻi

Resources

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
www.arizonahula.com
Kehau Chrisman, Kumu Hula
PO Box 2664, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
hulaisaloha@gmail.com
928-639-4683

Kaimikahu Hale O Hula

Hula and Cultural Enrichment Ka’imi Valdez, Kumu Hula 

 KHOHula@gmail.com (916) 548 1033

Nā Leo Kūpono Productions

Nālani Francisco

Creative Director 
Nā Leo Kūpono Productions, LLC
www.azluau.com 

Hālau Ho'okahi I Ka Hula 
www.hulainarizona.com 

Hawaiian Entertainment

Moon Kahele Music

BIOGRAPHY - Born of Pure-Hawaiian ancestry, Dana M. Kahele aka “Moon”, resides with his Ohana in East Kapolei within the Kanehili Hawaiian Homestead community. A proud prior service US Army Military Police and retired employee with the Dept. of Justice, Moon spends his time invested as a Music Teacher (Kumu), Solo performer, Composer and Recording Artist. He has been credited with recording studio work, with his guitar, on various music projects for upcoming artists. Moon has four music CD’s in his discography resume’- A Walk across the Ocean, Cut Me Some Slack, Ka Hele Kane’ O Hawaii & Praise Him Island Music, Volume 2. Moon’s music has been nominated for Na Hoku Hanohano & Hawaii Music awards and he is presently in the studio creating his next music project.

TOURS - Prior to this pandemic season, Moon spent a few weeks a year touring music venues, Festivals and Private events on the Westcoast and Southwest states promoting Island Music as well as visiting his Ohana who live in the Cities where he performs.

AVAILABILITY- In writing and schedules permitting, Moon is available to perform at Island venues here on Oahu, as well as, neighbor Islands, too. If hired off Island, the Client will provide R/T First Class Air Travel, Ground Transportation and Lodging expenses. Moon’s desire is to share God’s music at Family Venues where the rewards are watching families enjoy listening to good background music. Items of importance to know 

  • Musician provides a powered PA sound system for up to 250 attendees. 
  •  Musician has a portable PA sound system for events on the Beach, Parks, Hiking Paths, etc. 
  •  Artists have accrued Master of Ceremony 25 yrs of experience at Public and Private Functions. 
  • The Musician supports a "Drug Free Zone" atmosphere at all his contracted events. 

LEGAL 

Liability Entertainment Insurance for coverage as requested by major Hotels, Malls and Private Corporations. 

 The Artist can furnish Professional and/or Personal References, upon request.

Moon Kahele 

 Island Musician, Music Teacher

Master of Ceremony  

(808)-772-0113 

Email:  moonmusichi@gmail.com

Zoom Classes/Workshop AVAILABLE

Facebook: Moon Kahele Music


 

Sandwich Island Ukulele 

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 michaeldeterding@cox.net
 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. 


 Contact us for more info 

michaeldeterding@cox.net


 

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
https://haleolomiola.com/

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
https://www.jameskawainui.com/

Aloha crafters


Hana Lima by Kolokea 

Aloha, 

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# 602-829-0284

Email: hanalimabykolokea@gmail.com

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Opened in 1996 

Mission:

Inspiring creativity by offering high quality quilt fabrics. You deserve a "Pat on the Back!"

Company Overview:

Specializing in quilt fabrics including Asian, Tropical, Hoffman, Robert Kaufman, and more. Home of unique insulated bottle totes, other handcrafted gifts and select merchandise at exceptional value.

Raw Materials: Fabrics, Scrapbooking, Quilt Kits, Fat Quarters, yardage, patterns, books, thread and other notions, Handcrafted items: aprons & bibs for adults & kids, insulated bottle totes, cool ties/neck coolers, quilts for kids, lap blankets, mesh scrubbies

For more information - Please email or go to my website:

pat@patontheback.net 

Wailanaʻs custom creation

Wailana Wearable Arts


Bold and beautiful Polynesian inspired designs. Hand crafted by Wailana herself, each design is as unique as the wearer. 

WWA offers a variety of pieces for everyone, but here at WWA we value your individualism and upon request custom designs are available. 


Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email

wailana123@gmail.com


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Meaʻai (Food ) and Specialty Marketplace

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander food & Specialty in our Valley

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Come experience a sweet taste of Hawaiʻi without needing to get on a crowded plane.


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Our 10th Island Shave Ice Food trailer is right now permanently located on the East side of the Phoenix Premium Outlets in Chandler, AZ, by the Wild Horse Pass casino. 

4976 Premium Outlet Way, Chandler, AZ 85226. 

We are there Monday - Saturday 11am-7pm. We're just closed on Sundays. 


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