Aloha! from: San Diego.
E Komo Mai,
Welcome to the website of
Na Lei 'O Liana". Based in the heart of San Diego, California.
Indeed, Hawaiians have created a "home" away from and in memory of Hawai'i. Most
imagine Hawaiians and Hawaiian communities as residing solely in Hawai'i.
However, Hawaiian communities have migrated to and settled on the continental
U.S. mainland in increasing numbers for the last six decades. For
Hawaiians, it therefore seemed economically better to live away from "home." As of today, there are more
Hawaiians living "off island" on the continental U.S. mainland than there are
living in Hawai'i. Mainland Hawaiian communities have settled in British
Columbia, Mexico, Europe, and the continental U.S. mainland. Mainland Hawaiians
have also raised new generations of Hawaiian youth who are enculturated into
their "Hawaiian-ness" through mainland Hawaiian community life, namely Hawaiian
civic clubs and halau. Similar to on-island Hawaiians, Hawaiians on the mainland
embrace the concept of 'ohana (family) and create close ties among all
Hawaiians in the surrounding areas. They also hold Hawaiian dance and music
close to their hearts. Differently, however, mainland Hawaiians have to travel
far distances and make great efforts at continuing their link to Hawaiian
culture off-island. Moreover, Hawaiian dance and music by mainland Hawaiian
community groups weave in mainland influences, styles, and expressions in order
to symbolize their uniquely constructed Hawaiian identity. This is perhaps most
evident in the mainland hula halau, which stands as a major vehicle of
enculturation and voice for mainland Hawaiians
ALOHA MAI - Come, Experience the "Aloha Spirit" in San Diego, California.
Na Wahine & Ke Kaikamahine of "Halau Hula Na Lei 'O Liana"
Liana brings years of experience with hula, mele, & entertainment. It brings her great joy to see her haumana (students), accomplish their goals to becoming beautiful hula dancers. Now a resident of San Diego, California. Liana, a kanaka maoli (native Hawaiian) brings her knowledge of the hula, to Southern California. Teaching "Kahiko" (ancient) & "Auana" (modern) hula, to anyone interested in learning this treasure, of the Hawaiian people.
**Available for Shows-Parties-Events-Luau's**
Let us make your next event, A memorable one!
New Registrations being
accepted for beginners & intermediate
hula lessons. Call or Email us today!
Contact Us: Ph (619) 501-4022
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