Monday, February 22, 2010

12th Annual E Pili Kākou takes place this weekend on Kauai

The dates for the 2010 E Pili Kākou are February 26, 27 and 28 at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort.

E Pili Kākou brings together some of Hawai‘i’s most accomplished Kumu Hula and cultural specialists to teach workshops in all styles of hula and chanting in a non-competitive environment. The event also showcases arts and crafts, food, music and entertainment unique to Hawai‘i.

Founded by Kumu Hula Blaine Kia and hosted by Ka Laua‘e Foundation, E Pili Kākou includes presentations by Ed Collier, Charles Kaupu, Leialoha Amina, Keola Ching, Keali‘i Ceballos, Auntie Ku‘ulei Punua, Sonny Ching, Leimomi Ho, Chinky Mahoe, Auntie Paulette Kahalepuna, Healani Youn, Pohai Souza and Michael Kop.

Enrollment fees for one day with dinner are $100 and $110 and for two days with dinner are $175 - $185 and includes a t-shirt, lunch, admission for the evening function and dinner. A variety of other prices are offered for anyone interested in the Ho‘olaule‘a and Ho‘ike activities.

For more event information, visit or contact Paddy Kauhane, and Emma Rogers,

For hotel reservations during the event, Kaua‘i Beach Resort is offering rates of:

$99 single or double plus taxes per night, room only
$119 single or double, plus taxes, per night, room and breakfast buffet for two
$119 single or double, plus taxes, per night, room and compact car
$169 single or double, plus taxes, per night, room, breakfast buffet for two and compact car

For additional information Kaua‘i Beach Resort, visit, or contact Jody Omo at and Maile Lewis at