Hālau o Keikiali‘i

2019 Grantee

Hālau o Keikiali‘i’s mission is to heal and build trust between people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds through the ancient and modern vocal, dance, and material arts that make up the ritual and artistic practices of Hawaiian hula.

How the program contributes to peace and social consciousness:

In celebration of Hālau o Keikiali‘i’s 25th anniversary as a traditional, Hawaiian hula school, their special event includes gathering hula students and Hawaiian music practitioners from around the globe together in the San Francisco Bay Area for a public hula performance that is part ritual and part theatrical production.

Chanting, dancing ancient hula, offering prayers to nurture the waters, the lands, the entities that sustain and connect us with life-forces; unifies global peace. The hula ritual and artistic work is dedicated to embodying and sharing this aloha, this love, which is the source of life and planetary well-being.

How we collaborated

The Peaceful World Foundation featured Kumu Kawika Alfiche, Master Teacher of the Halau o Keikiali’i and the Director of the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center in South San Francisco as our guest seeker to explore together the question: How do we continue our Ancestors’ Legacy?

Visit website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtgd7F12Mjc

Hālau o Keikiali‘i