Please join us in the town of Sonoma on Sunday February 17, 1 PM to 9 PM for talk story, hula, ohana, oli, lei-making, legends, history, ukulele workshops, kanikapila, and a Hawaiian plate dinner with kalua pig and teriyaki chicken!!
To register for Hawai`i in Sonoma, click HERE. The price is $35 for everything. Seating is limited, so register now and you can print out your ticket right away. Doors open at 12:30.
The address is: Vintage House, 264 First Street East, in the town of Sonoma, one block from the Plaza.
The Hawaiian Way of Life Workshop
Hula Mai will present its first comprehensive workshop on Ka Nohona Hawai`i , The Hawaiian Way of Life on Sunday, February 17 1 pm until 9 PM. Through the afternoon and evening, Vintage House will be a Hawaiian school, a Hawaiian stage and a Hawaiian dining room!!
We have outstanding authorities of Hawaiian culture and music to lead the afternoon discussions and workshops:
Loea Naomi Leina`ala Kalama, from Halau Kanoelehua`okahalema`uma`u `o Kalama in Sacramento, and Kumu Kau`i Peralto from Hālau o Kawainuhi in Antioch. Both Loea Naomi and Kumu Kau`i are well known for the depth of their knowledge about Hawaiian customs, language, values, and history. Audiences love them because of the very Hawaiian ways in which these two master teachers impart that knowledge . They engage both newcomers and old-timers with their “talk-stories” and anecdotes that entertain as well as enlighten.
Loea Naomi Leina`ala Kalama
Kumu Kau`i Peralto
Kalani, an educator, author, and musician, will be teaching a beginning ukulele workshop. He is one of Betty Ann's sons, and has been a Hula Mai contributor for several years. He has performed in two of our Ho'ike and produced the Hula Mai DVD Hula for Life.
Advanced ukulele featuring the techniques of Pa`ani will be taught by Rick Creelman and Del Medina.
Del Medina had his only ukulele lesson 37 years ago when he was seven years old. He has been playing seriously for the last 13 years and is a self taught master finger picker. He founded Ukulele Friends Ohana and has dedicated his friday nights to Kanikapila in Marin for about as far back as he can remember.
Rick Creelman began playing guitar 50 years ago and ukulele eight years ago. He studied under Keola Beamer and Keoki Kahumoku. He is dedicated to kanikapila and plays regularly with Del Medina and the UFOs.
Patrick Landeza, award-winning cook and musician, will serve one of his famous Hawaiian Plate dinners, featuring kalua pig and Island style chicken, along with ‘mac’ salad and other tasty treats!!
The day will conclude on the sweet notes of a Kanikapila, Hawaiian style jam session of songs and hula, open to all participants.
Cost: $35 for everything.
Wine will be available for purchase with dinner.
Please: Everybody! Register in advance so we can plan ahead and make sure that you will have a wonderful Hawai`i in Sonoma experience!!!!
SPRING WORKSHOPS got underway on Thursday, April 25 and will continue until June 13, the final rehearsal for the Ho`ike. The class schedule is the same as it has been all this year: Advanced Hula: 11 – 11:55 Intermediate: 12 – 12:55 Beginning Hula II: 1:00 – 1:55
KAHIKO II WORKSHOP resumed at En-er-gy, 450 First Street East (on the Mercato) at 12:30 on Monday, April 15 and will continue through June 10. A hui hou!!!
For more information call the Program Director at Vintage House, 707-996-0311. That has been Linda Gavron, but Linda has taken on other responsibilities and is handing the Program portfolio over to Marissa Fitrakis who joined the staff in January. You can watch all our Hula Mai videos by clicking here.