It’s a bad pun to say that hula is hip, but in the hands of Patrick Makuakane, it couldn’t be truer.
Makuakane, director of the San Francisco-based hula group Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, has organized flash mob hulas in the Castro and on Hawaiian Airlines flights. His dancers perform what he calls “hula mua” — Hawaiian dance accompanied by non-Hawaiian music.
Patrick Makuakane has been director of the nonprofit Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, focused on teaching and preserving the art of the hula and Hawaiian culture, for more than 25 years. Na Lei Hulu’s The Hula Show 2011 opens at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Saturday, and its benefit gala is Oct. 22.What does Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu do? Read More