photo Kalakaua CD

photo Kapiolani cd

photo Kapiolani cd


















Kūlia I Ka Pūnāwai is proud to present the 4th and final Concert in our series "Kaulana Nā Pua" on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Soka University.

Check back for more information.

Save the Date! Hula Camp 2015 is coming March 21st - 22nd. Registration to be open soon. Check back often for updates.

Any questions, please contact us at

Mahalo for your support of Kūlia I Ka Pūnāwai and Hula Camp 2015.


Mission Statement

Kulia I ka Punawai is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the perpetuation of hula, and professionalism in hula practice. Our members are kumu hula (master hula instructors) of hālau hula (hula schools) that span southern California from Ventura to Chula Vista. The organization fosters unity among the kumu hula, and a mentoring network.

The name "Kulia I Ka Punawai." translates literally as "strive for the wellsprings." The term "Punawai", wellsprings, acknowledges the role of kumu hula as cultural leaders in the Hawaiian community in California, and challenges members to continue to deepen their own practice of the hula tradition. For this reason, we use the term "Punawai" in conversation when referring to the organization.

Membership is by invitation.