Ka ‘Imi Na ‘auao O Hawai’i Nei

To search for the truth of the Hawaiian Culture

Linked with Roselle Bailey – USA /Hawai.

Ka `Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei … means to search for the truth of the Hawaiian culture. Through hula, we help restore the culture to its original dignity. We teach how to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the medicine, science, art, language, crafts, philosophy and religion of the Hawaiian people. “E Mau Ke Ea, E Mau Ke Ola”, Let the spirit live; may life and health flourish. (About).

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Addresse: Ka`Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei, P.O Box 1686, Kapa`a, Kaua`i, Hawai`i 96746;
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Halau History:

  • 1972 – Kumu Roselle Keli`ihonipua Bailey started officially teaching Hula at her home in Kaumakani, Kaua`i, and named her school Kahiko Halapa`i Hula Alapa`i.
  • 1974 until 1993 – Ka `Imi Na`auao `O Hawai`i Nei was the Kahu of Keahualaka and Kauluapaoa at Ha`ena, Kaua`i. The organization cleared and reactivated the mana of the above named area and returned them to their original and intended use.
  • 1977 – Roselle Bailey founded the Eleemosynary Research Institute, Ka `Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei, as a nonprofit organization, under which she placed her school Kahiko Halapa`i Hula Alapa`i. Roselle Bailey continued being Kumu of Kahiko Halapa`i Hula Alapa`i until she moved back to her home-island Maui in 1994.
  • 1979 – One of the first “offsprings” of Kahiko Ha Lapa I Hula Alapa`i was called Hula Alapa`i I Noho I Kuali`i and founded in Hilo by Sharon Ioana and Pohakalani Dawn Bailey, daughters of Roselle Bailey.
  • 1981 – Sharon Ioana Bailey moved to the island of Maui, where she founded the school Hula Alapa`i I Maluuluolele. Sharon Ioana Balidoy continues being Kumu of the halau to this day.
  • 1982 to 1985 – The halau Hula Alapa`i `O Wailana was under the leadership of Sherrie Wailana Hamamura on the island of Kaua`i.
  • 1988 – The leadership of Hula Alapa`i I Noho I Kuali`i was handed over to Cheryl Hi`ipoikealohalaniki`eki`e Ho, a former student of Roselle, Sharon and Pohakalani Bailey. The halau is to this day under her direction.
  • 1988 – Pohakalani Bailey moved with her husband Paletti Mauga to Fatura Futi on the South Pacific Island of Samoa, where she founded the halau Pohaka La I Hula Alapa`i `O Ka Lani, which is under her direction to this day.
  • 1980 – Jessie Keakawaiola Jardin, also a former student of Roselle Bailey, founded the halau Ha`awi Hemolele O Keakawaiola, on the island of Kaua`i. In 1992 Kumu Jessie Keakawaiola Jardin and her halau joined Ka `Imi Na`auao `O Hawai`i Nei and are active members to this day.
  • 1994 – Roselle Bailey moved back to Maui, where she and her husband Jim are living now, and the leadership of Kahiko Halapa`i Hula Alapa`i was handed over to her former student Susan Puaokamakahala Ahlfield. Within a year the school was renamed to Kahiko Ha Lapa I Hula Alapa`i.
  • 1996 – Susan Puaokamakahala Ahlfield moved with her family to Virginia, where she now resides, and left Kahiko Ha Lapa I Hula Alapa`i under the direction of Sally Jo Keahi Manea, also a former student of Roselle Bailey.
  • 1998 – Puamohala Kaholokula, who has studied hula with Roselle Bailey since childhood, founded the halau Mohala `O Ka Pua Hau Hele on the island of Kaua`i and joined Ka `Imi Na`auao `O Hawai`i Nei in the year 2000.
  • 2000 – Sally Jo Keahi Manea handed over the leadership of Kahiko Ha Lapa I Hula Alapa`i to Jane Kawaiolaonamolokama Garma, who has studied Hula with Roselle Bailey since age of five.
  • 2001 – Lynn Kananiokeanuenue Roth, a student of Roselle Bailey since 1976, founded the halau Kahiko Ha Lapa I Hula Alapa`i `O Ke Anuenue in Greenbrae, California under the umbrella of Ka `Imi Na`auao `O Hawai`i Nei.
  • 2001 – Luana Baumann, a student of Roselle Bailey, assembled the dancers in Berlin to organize the halau Luana Na Manu I Hula Alapa’i A Berlin.

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