Robert Cazimero is best known as a singer and musician, but he also is Kumu Hula of the multi-award winning Halau Na Kamalei o Lililehua.
Well-known as an innovator in the world of hula, Mark Ho’omalu’s endeavor to evolve the traditional mele (chant) brought him immediate attention in the world of Hawaiian music.
Keali’i is one of the most celebrated musicians in Hawaiian history and is recognized across the globe for his work. He is also the kumu hula of Halau Ke`alaokamaile. Keali’i not only competed in the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival, but now serves a judge.
Kuana Torres Kahele
Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old. He trained as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho.
Kunewa Mook is a kumu Hula and musician. Hula is an integral part of Kunewa’s life and has been for over 60 years
Mark Yamanaka is an accomplished and award winning musican who was once mentored by the legendary Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho.
Natalie Ai Kamauu
Natalie has danced for 17 years at the Merrie Monarch Festival and lends her beautiful voice for various halau on `Auana night.
Lehua is a fixture at concerts and cultural events throughout Hawaii and the world, including the prestigious Merrie Monarch, where she commonly lends her voice to halau in the `Auana division.
Kaumakaiwa debuted at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival when he was 12 and has since participated annually as a dancer, musician and choreographer.
Kumu Hula Manu`aikohana “Manu” Boyd is recognized as a Hawaiian language and cultural expert, composer, arranger, singer, chanter, choreographer, producer and writer.