Nā Leo Manu is part of ʻIke Hana Noʻeau, a series of Hawaiian cultural programs sponsored by Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association.
Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices - Video Archive - 2017
December 20, 2017 - Ken Makuakāne
Enjoy the melodies of award-winning musical artist, Ken Makuakāne. His accolades include 15 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award, and six Big Island Music Awards. A prolific songwriter, Ken’s compositions have been recorded by artists such as the Brothers Cazimero, Nā Leo Pilimehana, and many more.
November 15, 2017 - Hālau O Akaunu
Come and witness the amazing ‘aiha‘a style of hula born from this volcanic landscape. Akaunu is a hālau hula based in Hilo, Hawai‘i, under the instruction of Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua. Hula is an expression of our environment through our bodies, and the dancers of Akaunu strive to perpetuate traditions passed down from Hālau o Kekuhi.
October 18, 2017 - Mark Yamanaka
Join local recording artist Mark Yamanaka, who has been nominated and awarded multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards since the debut of his first album, Lei Puakenikeni. His next album, Lei Maile has also received critical acclaim. His crisp, clear falsetto and rich baritone will mesmerize you.
September 20, 2017 - Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Maunaloa
Listen to the sweet sounds and watch the graceful dancing of Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Maunaloa. Led by Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel, they strive to perpetuate the native Hawaiian culture through mele (song) and hula.
August 16, 2017 - Kainani Kahaunaele
E ho‘onanea mai! Come enjoy the enchanting sound of Kainani Kahaunaele as she shares music from her albums Na‘u ‘Oe and ‘Ohai ‘Ula. Kainani is a Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning performer originally from Kaua‘i. She now teaches Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.
July 19, 2017 - Hālau Nā Pua o Uluhaimālama
Hailing from the island of Hawai‘i, Hālau Nā Pua O Uluhaimālama is dedicated to perpetuating the culture and the arts of the hula. They are led by Kumu Hula Emery Aceret, a student of the revered Kumu Hula Ray Fonseca and have participated in many notable hula competitions through the years.
June 21, 2017 - Komakakino
Born and raised on Hawai‘i island these young talented men share a common love for hula, Hawaiian culture, and singing traditional Hawaiian music. The blending of their voices and beautiful falsetto singing in the Hawaiian language will surely give you “chicken skin.”
May 17, 2017 - Haunani's Aloha Expressions
Come be entertained by the music and hula of Haunani’s Aloha Expressions. With their handmade colorful costumes and lei, these energetic kūpuna (elders) have competed and won at various hula festivals. Join us as they bring to life the magic of old Hawai‘i.
April 19, 2017 - Kai Ho‘opi‘i
Come and enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music! Listen to the leo nahenahe (sweet voice) of Kai Ho‘opi‘i. Kai is an Aloha Festival Hawaiian falsetto singing contest winner who shares the traditions and music of his ‘ohana (family) from Kahakuloa, Maui.
March 15, 2017 - Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kīlauea
Come and witness a small portion of the hula dancing traditions of Hawai‘i. Under the direction of kumu hula Ab Kawainohoikala‘i Valencia, Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu ma Kīlauea follows a path of learning and protocol that instills the cultures and values of the past so that the legacy of Hawai‘i may continue ever onward. Connect to the past and enjoy this hula performance.
February 15, 2017 - Lito Arkangel
Join entertainer and songwriter Lito Arkangel as he shares his original compositions and other Hawaiian favorites. Lito is a native of the once sugar plantation town of ‘Ōla‘a (now known as Kea‘au). He began learning music at a very young age, from turning pages for his grandmother while she played piano, and from decades of backyard “jam sessions.” He has since established himself as an entertainer throughout Hawai‘i.
January 18, 2017 - Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo
Be immersed in the authentic Hawaiian hula presented by Kumu Hula Pelehonuamea and Kumu Hula Kekoa Harman. Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo is composed of the students of the Hawaiian language immersion school, Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu‘u. These students are all fluent speakers of the Hawaiian language, which is being revived after many years of decline.
Last updated: January 5, 2018