Maui's own Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner and recording artist, Kumu Hula Uluwehi Guerrero, will celebrate his 30th year of sharing his incredible music and hula with the world on Saturday, Sept. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC).
Uluwehi will present an unparalleled stage production of hula and mele.
Special guests include Keali'i Reichel and Onuffre Eleccion of Uluwehi's legendary "Maui o Kama" trio from the '70s and '80s in a once-in-a-lifetime reunion, and Kumu Hula Pekelo Day of Ke'anae--Uluwehi and Keali'i's first kumu in 1978.
Uluwehi Guerrero will present an unparalleled stage production of hula and mele at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 1.
Through the eyes and heart of a Hawaiian man who hails from Maui, Uluwehi has lovingly and selflessly dedicated his life to hula and the music of Hawai'i with passion.
"Faith" sustains Uluwehi as he stands upon a firm foundation of knowledge, wisdom and constant nurturing, guided by his kupuna and numerous mentors. They have encouraged him on his life-long path, filled with dedication and passion in his love of Hawaiian culture.
"Hope" fills Uluwehi's heart with passion. For 30 years, he has mentored and nurtured hundreds of students. As kumu hula of Halau Hula Kauluokala, he continues to instill knowledge, confidence and enduring pride to more than 300 dancers, ensuring the legacy and continuance of a strong in traditional values and respect for all things Hawaiian.
"Aloha" is at the very core of Uluwehi. His inspiration for music and hula is a reflection of his love, which embraces every aspect of creation and life.
The public is invited to spend this evening in "Celebration of the Heart" and experience the faith, hope and aloha of Uluwehi Guerrero and Halau Hula Kauluokala.
Pre-show entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard.
Tickets are $25, $35 and $45 (plus applicable fees), on sale at the MACC Box Office in Kahului, by calling 242-SHOW (7469) or at www.mauiarts.org.