Manuiki Foundation

 

The Manuiki Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity consisting of a vibrant all-volunteer community of committed and caring individuals dedicated to the preservation and perseverance of the Hawai‘ian culture. All donations are tax deductable.
 
12610 Des Moines Memorial Drive
Suite #106
Burien, WA. 98168

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The Manuiki Foundation in cooperation with Halau Hula ‘O Lono presents:

Ipu Heke ‘Ole Workshop (Ipu Hula)

To Be Scheduled - Halau Hula ‘O Lono, Burien WA
Time: 9:00 to Noon
Workshop donation: $55 - (Keiki $35) Fee includes instruction, cost of gourd, use of tools and materials, and Foundation ha’awina.

This will be a 3 hour interactive Ipu Heke ‘Ole (Ipu without a head) workshop.  It will include individual and specialized instruction and use of materials and tools.  Workshop participants will learn the uses of this unique instrument as it ties together the ancient and modern culture of Hawaii. We will review "pre-contact" ipu growing culture, traditional and improvised tools, and use and care of the ipu.  The instructor (alaka‘i) is an experienced gourd grower and ipu maker.  His understanding extends to include ipu heke (double gourd ipu), ipu pāwehe (dyed or stained gourd made by incision), and ipu kunia (burned gourd) as well as the creation of other Hula implements.

The gourds we will be working with are pre hand selected and of the highest quality.  When you are pau you will take home an instrument of both visual beauty and clarity of sound.
We should have time to also learn the two natural sounds that an Ipu creates and review a few rhythms ("pa‘i").
For those students of hula (haumana hula) interested in songs and chant (mele/oli) you WILL need an ipu.  Traditional schools demand that their haumana make their own implements and costumes as this reflects the sum total of one‘s experiences that make the person.  This is a great opportunity to make you own Ipu Heke Ole. 
Interested?  Send an email to: workshop@manuikifoundation.com and tell us which class you are interested in.  Class size will be limited.* Mahalo.

* NOTE: Gourds are a seasonal limited commodity.As such we may need to limit class sizes to accomodate the availability of gourds needed to complete your project. If you cannot attend a workshop don‘t despair. We plan on giving additional workshops soon.

The Manuiki Foundation in cooperation with Halau Hula ‘O Lono presents:

Lei Hulu Workshop

To Be Scheduled - Halau Hula ‘O Lono, Burien WA
Time: 9:00 to Noon (Lei Hulu)
Workshop donation: $ (Lei Hulu) - Fee includes instruction, cost of supplies, use of tools and materials, and Foundation ha’awina. You must register by August 1. - Let us know you are interested otherwise workshop will be cancelled.

In the morning will be a 3 hour interactive Lei Hulu workshop.  It will include individual and specialized instruction and use of materials and tools.  The instructor (kumu) is an experienced feather artist and lei maker.  We will be making a contemporary lei—Nawiliwili. This is a 3 hour workshop and you should be able to finish the lei so you can wear it to the Live Aloha Festival the next day.

Auntie Pattie is from Keokea Maui (upcountry) where lei humu papa all started with the Ulupalukua paniolo wearing pheasant hatbands - her geneology is the “Ladies of Keokea” (a group of 15 very famous women who did hatbands). Her mother's family were farmers and her mother readily shared what their large scale farm grew. They would load up the family car and drive thru China town and leave onions to Aunty Eva, and in turn Aunty Eva would give her mother persimmons. At the next house her mom gave persimmons, they in return gave fish and on and on. At some point when she was 9 or 10 years old she took an interest and would watch the ladies sew hatbands, which began her lei humu papa education -- sew a a little at this house then a little more at the next house taking full advantage of the collective wisdom of the "Ladies of KeoKea" lei skills. Many years later she met Auntie Paulette who taught her to expand her skills by using dyed feathers. Up until that point she says she only used feathers direct from the phesant skins. She is well versed in the art of feather lei, on one side is her extensive history and the "Ladies of Keokea" with hatbands and on the other side is the more modern Kekuewa/Kahalepuna line with dyed goose feather.

Interested?  Send an email to: workshop@manuikifoundation.com and tell us which class you are interested in.  Class size may be limited. More Info.... Mahalo.

The Manuiki Foundation in cooperation with Halau Hula ‘O Lono presents:

Ipu Heke Workshop

To Be Scheduled - Restful gardens at a north Seattle residence. (Directions given at signup)
Time: 9:00 to 3:00
Workshop donation: $105 - Fee includes instruction, cost of gourd, use of tools and materials, and Foundation ha’awina. Class size: limited to 6 people - kaupalena ‘ia 6 kanaka
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To Be Scheduled - Halau Hula ‘O Lono, Burien WA
Time: 9:00 to 3:00
Workshop donation: $105 - Fee includes instruction, cost of gourd, use of tools and materials, and Foundation ha’awina.
Class size: limited to 6 people - kaupalena ‘ia 6 kanaka

This will be a 5+(ish) hour interactive Ipu Heke (ipu with a head) workshop.  It will include individual and specialized instruction and use of materials and tools.  The instructor is an experienced gourd grower and ipu maker.  His understanding extends to include ipu heke ‘ole (single gourd ipu), ipu pāwehe (dyed or stained gourd made by incision), and ipu kunia (burned gourd) as well as the creation of other Hula implements.

For ho’opa’a who accompany hula with songs and chant (mele/oli) you WILL need an ipu heke.  The gourds we will be working with are hand selected and of the highest quality, however the size and shape of the final Ipu Heke will depend upon gourds available at the time of the class.  The finished Ipu Heke probably will not exceed 20 inches in height which is perfect for use in dancing but ho’opa’a sometimes want larger ones.  Traditional schools require their haumana make their own implements and costumes as this reflects the sum total of one‘s experiences that make the person. 
We should have time to also learn the two natural sounds that an ipu heke creates and review a few rhythms ("pa‘i").  When you are pau you will take home an instrument of both visual beauty and clarity of sound.
This is a great opportunity to make you own Ipu Heke. 
Interested?  Send an email to: workshop@manuikifoundation.com and tell us which class you are interested in.  Class size will be limited.* Mahalo.

* NOTE: Gourds are a seasonal limited commodity.As such we may need to limit class sizes to accomodate the availability of gourds needed to complete your project. If you cannot attend a workshop don‘t despair. We plan on giving additional workshops soon.

The Manuiki Foundation in cooperation with Halau Hula ‘O Lono presents:

Lei Hulu

3 Day Feather Lei Workshop

Dates Time
     To Be Scheduled - To Be Scheduled -
Place  - Halau Hula `O Lono -12610 Des Moines Memorial Drive #106- Burien, WA. 98168
Fee includes all supplies and tools to make 2 lokelani style lei
  
Uncle Herman Tachera has been a lei hulu practitioner for 17 years. Kumu Hula of Hui Lei Hulu O Ho’omau in the San Francisco, Ca. area. First taught by Mikioi Iwamoto and later under the mentorship of Aunty Mary Lou Kaleonahenahe Keuewa, Aunty Paulette Nohealani Kahalepuna and Michael Vieira, all masters of Hawaiian Feather Art. Herman acquired his knowledge assisting  Aunty Mary and Aunty Paulette in the teaching of lei hulu,`uli`uli and kahili. In June of 2007 they gave him their knowledge and blessing to teach and perpetuate  the art of Hawaiian Feathers. Herman has taught numerous workshops throughout California, Hawaii, Seattle, Taiwan and in the Philippines.


Aia ka ‘ike ‘ou, wehe ‘oe i kou na‘au, ala nō ka ‘ike. Literal translation: There is knowledge presenting (protruding), open you your "na‘au", (this is the) best path to learn. General Translation: Knowledge is before you and if open your focus there you will see the knowledge.