Hula I Ka Lā
Hawaiian Cultural Foundation
To educate and promote cultural awareness through the perpetuation of the Hawaiian arts through lectures, hula presentations, and workshops in language, music, and traditional crafts.
Ka lā i ka mauli ola. The sun at the source of life.
Hula I Ka Lā Hawaiian Cultural Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, based in Clovis, California. The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage the community to embrace cultural diversity while fostering values that are paramount to the Hawaiian culture. Programs will be offered through the Foundation's Educational Series to perpetuate the arts with the hopes of inspiring creativity, open-mindedness and ALOHA.
The Foundation is the next step in the growth of Hālau Hula I Ka Lā, where we are guided by the ALOHA Spirit Law (Hawai'i Revised Statutes, Section 5-7.5). Since its inception in 2014, our Hālau Hula (Hula School) has participated in numerous community events that promote multiculturalism, wellness, well-being, and the performing arts, among other benefits.
Every year in October, our Hālau organizes "Aloha in the Park". This annual, outdoor event brings together Hawaiians, Polynesians, and Polynesians-at-heart, to celebrate the music and dances of the islands. Hundreds of people from all over Central California share their Aloha Spirit, pop up their tents and lay down their picnic blankets to enjoy performances from various groups while partaking in local foods or browsing through the delights of local retail vendors.
Hula I Ka Lā Hawaiian Cultural Foundation would like to continue to enrich our Fresno/Clovis community by welcoming Hawaiian cultural experts, Hula po'e, and Kumu Hula to share what they can, so that we can help in preserving and practicing traditions accurately and respectfully.
Donations to fund workshops and presentations are also appreciated, and can be made by contacting us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Educational Series
Programs include hula, handmade crafts, 'ukulele, educational scholarships, and lectures.
For more information or to register for any events in this series,
please email email@example.com or call/text 559-593-9033
Ma ka hana ka 'ike. In working one learns.
Definition: "kani" means sound and "pila" means any string musical instrument or to play music. Unformally, it simply means to gather together and play music.
June 11, July 9, August 13
To RSVP and receive the Google link to the music, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A relaxed and fun setting for all ages. Play-along with others of different skill levels.