H u l a ʻA u a n a
Modern hula (Hula ʻAuana), arose from the adaptation of traditional hula concepts of dance and chant (mele) to Western Influences. ʻAuana hula utilizes melodic harmony and utilize instruments including the ukulele, steel guitar, bass guitar, guitar, bass, piano and other modern apparati. The dances also, much like the ancient Kahiko form, encompassed a diverse variety of styles and moods to praise and honor the Gods, Goddesses, chiefs and places as well as songs of love for people and places of Hawaii.
Hula expresses everything we see, feel, hear, smell, taste and touch. Hula is life.
-Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero