Hālau 'o Keikiali'i, is a Hawaiian Cultural Group based
in San Francisco. Since 1994, our goal has been to educate the general
public by learning about the Hawaiian Culture, the traditional customs,
values and protocols. Besides having regularly scheduled classes, we strive
to help perpetuate the rich culture of the Hawaiian people through stage
productions held for the general public throughout the year, including
educational workshops, performances and other cultural events.
Our primary focus is hula kahiko (ancient dance),
which includes oli (chant), mele
himeni (modern songs), nā mea
hula (arts, crafts, implements), lole hula
(hula attire), 'ôlelo (language), and
Our group comprises both men and women, young and old, ranging from 5
to 75 years of age.
Our performing group holds theatre productions highlighting hula in its
many aspects. Following tradition, we share what we learn with different
communities so that others too can benefit from a better understanding
and appreciation of the old ways of Hawai'i. It is within the stories
told in the mele (songs), with its morals and values, that people can
truly be enriched in their personal lives. We can all benefit from the
We hope to reach people far and wide, touching people who may not be exposed
to the Hawaiian culture and share with them in the spirit of aloha. Visit
our hālau website
to find any upcoming performances, workshops, or other events.