OUR HULA LINEAGE
KHOI is grateful for the mentorship of our loea hula Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and daughter, kumu hula Oheloulaokalani "Ula" Hewett.
Known affectionately as Lehua, Kawaikapuokalaniʻs knowledge was gained from various sources; Aunty ʻIolani Luahine, Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole who taught him language and poetry, and Aunty Emma DeFries whom taught Lehua hula and healing traditions. It was with Aunty Emma that he formally graduated to kumu hula through ʻūniki ceremony. In addition to being a hula master, Lehua is also a renowned haku mele (song composer) and kahuna (healer).
It is through Lehua and Ula's continued guidance that we have the privilege of passing on lineage traditions to our own haumāna.