2015 E Ho’onanea event information here!
2015 Labor Day Weekend - September 4 - 6, 2015
Westerbeke Ranch Sonoma Valley Wine Country
This year's retreat will be a relaxing 3 days and 2 nights of music, featherwork, nightly kanikapila, and local wine tasting
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'Ukulele Workshop, will provide you workable, easy to apply practice techniques which will provide balance between left hand activity, right hand activity and adherence to applicable music theory principles. Workshop is applicable to all levels of playing ability. This year we will have sessions designed to address playing level specific topics, sessions to learn some new hawaiian songs and one on one sessions with the instructors. See last years schedule to get an idea of all the great workshop sessions we will be planning again for 2014.
Kimo Hussey Daniel Ho Kalae Miles Your instructors Kimo Hussey, Daniel Ho, Kalae Miles, Izi Holokahi, and Liko Puha form an incredible combination of ukulele instruction backed by decades of facilitating workshops, live entertainment, professional recordings and great empathy for students interested in enhancing their enjoyment of music. Come with instruments tuned, ready for some hard work and all the capacity in the world to laugh and 
Izi Holokahi Liko Puha have fun!!! If you play Hawaiian music, you are sure to know the "He Mele Aloha"songbook (dark blue cover) co-authored by Kimo Hussey.

Visit the instructors websites: Kimo Hussey @ http://kimohussey.com , Danile Ho @ www.danielho.com , Kalae Miles @ www.thejazzyhawaiian.com , Izi Holokahi @ www.iziholokahi.com, and Limko Puha @ www.nowelo.org/bio.html.

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About Workshop
Hawaiian Feather Art Workshop with Auntie Paulette Kahalepuna and Herman Kekoa Mossman Tachera:  The Hawaiian Feather Art workshop includes lecture and all materials.

This years schedule will be:  Friday, August 29 -- Loke Lani (rose bud);  Saturday, August 30 -- Kei Okole 'Oi'Oi (marigold);  Sunday, August 31 -- review Lei Loke Lani and Kei Okole 'Oi'Oi.  Sign up for either sessions or both.  Also take advantage of all the other sessions that are going on through the weekend.  See last years schedule to get an idea of all the great workshop sessions we will be planning again for 2014.

Auntie Paulette Herman Tachera Hawaiian Feather Art Workshop PhotosAuntie Paulette Kahalepuna, master Hawaiian Feather artisan, has been practicing the ancient Hawaiian art of feather lei making for over thirty years. Inspired by her mother and teacher, Mary Lou Kekuewa, better known as the “feather lady”. Auntie Paulette has lead Hawaiian Feather workshops around the world. Auntie Paulette is the owner of Na Lima Mili Hulu No’eau, a feather shop providing supplies and classes in Hawaiian Feather Art -- lei hulu, kahili, ’uli’uli.

Uncle Herman has been a Hawaiian Feather Artisan for over sixteen years and has created numerous feather lei, kahili and 'uli'uli. He has studied his craft with Aunty Mary Lou Kekuewa, Paulette Kahalepuna, Michael Vieira and Coreen Mikioi Iwamoto. He has received recognition and endorsement as a feather lei teacher from Hawaii's greatest master of Hawaiian Feather Art, Auntie Mary Lou Kekuewa and her daughter Paulette Kahalepuna. 

Hawaiian Cultural Sessions with Liko Puha and Kalae Miles:  Learn from two incredible resourses that we have right here in the Bay Area. Sessions may include Hula, intro to Hawaiian language, and Oli (chant) and "Talk story with Liko" See last years schedule to get an idea of all the great workshop sessions we will be planning again for 2014.

Liko Puha Liko Puha "Nowelo mau aku i ka na'auao." Perpetually seeking wisdom and knowledge. This is the guiding principle of Liko Puha's method of teaching as he and his students learn to understand, honor, appreciate and perpetuate Hawaiian language, culture and history. Liko has been involved with oli and hula for over 20 years. He has performed oli at many major events including the Merrie Monarch Festival and Special Olympics and has taught oli, oli appreciation, male hula and Hawaiian philosophy at the Beamer Aloha Music Camp and the Kahumoku Hawaiian Music and Lifestyle Camp. More information about Liko @ http://nowelo.org/bio.html  
Kalae Miles was born and raised in Waimanalo on the island of Oahu. Activities at a young age and then formal studies lead Kalae into complete submersion in his native culture. His formal studies and passions include Hawaiian Language, Hula, Hawaiian music, falsetto with Hawaii’s most respected falsetto singers Richard Ho’opi’i, and voice and ukulele under Kahauanu Lake, one of Hawaii’s most internationally loved progressive Hawaiian musicians and composers. Kalae's debut recording, Ho`opono, shares with the listener traditional, contemporary and original Hawaiian mele or songs about Hawaii and his world experiences. In the spirit of “reaching the globe through music that touches every heart,” Kalae is sure to be received as an asset to both the Hawaiian culture also the world. Currently living in Santa Cruz CA, Kalae continues to support his community by sharing his alola in numerous ways.