Aha 'Awa & Storytellers
LOCATION CHANGE: Now at Na Mea Hawaii 1050 Ala Moana Blvd
Last month of Aha 'Awa & Storytellers! Time change based on the sunset, starting time is 3:00pm.
Special Price for last month of Aha 'Awa & Storytellers $10
We began this series in March 2016 and we are coming close to the end of the year. Keala, Kiana & Na Mea have worked together putting this event on will be doing great things independently starting January 2017! On the first Saturday of every month, we've invited three different community leaders and upcoming motivational speakers to share their mo'olelo in a safe place amongst locals alike. As we listen to storytelling, we witness native Hawaiian cultural practices and share 'awa in a circle on lauhala mats. This follows an ancient tradition with a modern twist. We invite you to join us as we go back into time with ha'akoa, chants and more. Share a sacred drink carried by some of the first voyagers of the Hawaiian islands and leave with a memorable experience.
Past Storytellers have been:
Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu
Brandi Kiana-Jo San Agustin
Meli Lehua Novikoff
Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau Agres
Join us for this special event that happens only once a month! All ages are welcome.
*Drinking 'awa is optional. Come listen to our storytellers for free!
Apus ('awa cups) are available for rent at Na Mea Hawaiian Retail Shop. 'Awa ceremony starts promptly at 3:00pm at Na Mea Hawaii 1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages are welcomed! Guests under the age of 18 must have guardian with them.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Be prepared to sit on lauhala mats, you may bring a cushion or blanket to sit on. If you have an injury or cannot sit on the lauhal mats, you are welcome to bring a chair and sit near the circle.
No other drinks or foods is allowed inside the event.
No coolers, umbrellas, tents, radio, etc.
What should I wear?
Come comfortable in casual attire. We will be inside Na Mea Hawaii.
Is video recording or taking pictures aloud?
No video recording or picture taking is aloud unless given permission by Brandi and Keala.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call Brandi Kiana-Jo San Agustin at (808) 393-5527 Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
or visit http://brandikianajo.com/awastory