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A few years later, Kumu Jay-Jay had his uniki (graduation) from Kumu Hilda, and thought about
becoming 1980s, he renowned when the alive. He
a great teacher himself.
In the mid-
Hula Johnny Lum Ho. This was in Kumu Jay-Jay's hula became
(chanters) for many years. Unfortunately, there one mistake that Kumu Jay-Jay made when he
for Hilo: he never sought the permission of Hilda to study under Kumu Johnny. As a Kumu Jay-Jay became very ill. The first rule style hula: never go and study with another
Kumu result, of old Kumu
Hula and in
After having returned to Kona to apologize to Kumu Hilda, Kumu Jay-Jay decided to move on with his hula career. Although he spent more time with Kumu Hilda, he had his eyes on Kumu Hula John Kaimikaua of Moloka`i. Kumu Hilda gave her blessing to go and share with Kumu John, and the two became very close. He has learned from and shared with many teachers throughout his life, all of whom remain a big inspiration to him. At the young age of 36, anyone who meets him will know that he is an old soul – a soul that lives and breathes the Hula: "Hula is your life, if your hula is good then so is your life, but if you hula is bad then so is your life."
hâlau – it is your present hâlau.
very proper Kumu Hula
to ask before
the permission of you join another
Kumu Jay-Jay is presently in the hospital in Japan, awaiting surgery on his foot. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery so that he can get well soon!
A Message from Tina Lacho-Carr
Ohisashiburi and Aloha,
For all you Canadianites, the first words translate roughly into “It’s been
Before I go, I would just like to say thank you one more time for making my finaly year with IWALEA a great one! I miss you all very much, and will be thinking about you often. Please don’t forget me, and please
Our new life here in Japan is as interesting as ever … and as busy as ever. We work 8 (and sometimes 9) hour days, and so far our weekends consist of cleaning and making our
apartment “our own”. had pictures to send; Internet café is not digital cameras.
I wish that I however, the equipped for
Dan and I wish you all a belated Merry Christmas, and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Love always, Tina Carr
Tina Lacho-Carr Co-founder of the IWALEA Dance Company
CASINO RAMA FUNDRAISER: Come and try
WORKSHOP POSTPONED: The hula
your luck CASINO RAMA and help raise funds
Mills/Sheppard) 11:00 a.m. – your
on Saturday, $10.00 will get
workshop by Kumu Jay Jay Akiona of KU KANAKA KAUA O KONA, which was initially scheduled to take place in March 2003, has
As a result, there will be no
you a ride lunch.
classes for the March Break.
Stay tuned for
an update in February’s hâlau newsletter.