Celebrate 25 years of songwriting with Kuana Torres Kahele’s newest collection of original mele.
Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old. He trained as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho until the age of 13. Once he was discovered to have exceptional musical abilities he was pulled from the hula line and added as a permanent halau musician. Kuana’s photographic musical memory allowed the kumu to compose songs and have them recited later, as needed. Due to a city mandate, all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative test, taken within 48 hours of the event, along with a valid photo ID for entry.