$15 Cover @ the Door / Start 7pm / Doors 6:30pm
Live Hawaiian Music and Hula
Kumu Hula Kawika Keikiali'ihiwahiwa Alfiche has been teaching hula and other aspects of Hawaiian culture for over 24 years and has been a student of Hawaiian culture all of his life. Kawika is the Kumu Hula for Hālau o Keikiali'i, and is the Director for the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center in South San Francisco.With a mission to preserve and perpetuate all things Hawaiian, Kāwika spends his life learning, teaching and sharing his culture through the hula and other cultural arts. Kawika continues to teach throughout the U.S., Japan, Europe and Mexico.
Kawika has had impeccable training from his Kumu. His first Kumu Hula was Tiare Maka-Olanolan Clifford of Hanalei, Kaua`i. After her passing in 1992, Kumu Kawika became haumana of Kumu Hula Harriet Kahalepoli Keahilihau-Spalding of Keaukaha, Hawai`i who opened hālau with Kumu Kawika in 1994. Aunty Harriet’s kumu was her grandmother, Mary Ahi`eha Kekuewa, who was affectionately known as Mama Fuji’i. In 1996, Aunty Harriet had Kawika learn and fall under Kumu Hula Rae Kahikilaulani Fonseca of Hilo, Hawai`i – an `uniki of Uncle George Lanakilakekiahiali`i Na`ope, a hula master and treasure of Hawai’i. In March 2007, Kumu Kāwika was one of six to be a part of Kumu Rae’s first and only `uniki.
Kumu Kawika is also a composer and recording artist with 4 cd’s, Nālei (2005), Kale`a (2011), Nā Mele Kahiko (2013), White Ships (2015) and 3 dvd’s Nānā I Ke Kumu (2010), Hula Pahu (2012) and Ho`okupu (2014)