Introduction to Hawaiian Culture & Practices with Kumu Ab Valencia
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 16:00
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village
$150 plus $10 materials fee
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Prepare to dive deep and immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture, protocol, and practices. Visitors and kama‘aina alike will delight in this hands-on series of classes suitable for anyone ages 15 and up who have a curiosity about Kīlauea, and the indigenous cultural practices of kanaka maoli with respect to Akua and to Pelehonuamea, goddess of the Volcano. Kumu Ab Valencia will offer insight into Hawaiian cultural practices and protocol as it pertains to the realm of wao akua (a distant mountain region in which all of the living things there flourish as a result of the activity of the gods, akua). Learn an oli (a chant) and get a hands-on demonstration in the method of preparing a pū‘olo (a container that holds the offering).Then embark on a huaka‘i (excursion) to make a presentation to nā akua with oli and ho‘okupu (offering). Presented within a contemporary setting, the “Introduction to Hawaiian Culture & Practices” workshop happens on Tuesday, March 21, 28 & Tuesday, April 4, from 4pm – 5pm. Cost is $150 plus a $10 materials fee. Please bring a notebook and pen. No prior experience is necessary. Class sessions start promptly at 4pm – please arrive at least 10 minutes early.