Manu Boyd serves as cultural director at Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa, a Kamehameha Schools property that generates revenues to support education. A graduate of Kamehameha and the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa Kamakaküokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Manu’s career focuses on communications, Hawaiian cultural development, history, education and performing arts.
In 1995, Manu graduated as kumu hula from Hälau Nä Kamalei O Lïlïlehua, and has been a student of Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero since 1978. Fifteen years ago, he established his own school, Hälau o ke ‘A‘ali‘i Kü Makani. Manu is recognized as one Hawai’i’s foremost haku mele (composers) and is currently recording a collection of new Hawaiian music to be released this year.
Manu is the president of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu established by Prince Kalaniana‘ole in 1918 to elevate the social and intellectual status of Hawaiians and to increase pride in race heritage.