I had the privilege to shoot some studio portraits for Halau O Kekuhi during their recent performance of Hi’iakaikano’eau at the Maui Arts & Culture Center. It was an incredible performance to witness and even more special was the chance to document this historic part of Hawaiian Culture as the first time Kapa was worn in a theatrical hula performance.

The malo Ulu is wearing was created by Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond (pictured below). It is an 18ft kapa piece she made as a replica of older malo she had seen at the Bishop Museum.

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