Hawaiian Prophecies - Na Kupuna Na’auao

Perpetuation & Preservation of Ancestral Knowledge & Practices

Etua Lopes

Etua Lopes has studied under the tutelage of George Na’ope for over 25 years and carries on the hula traditions of his teachings.  Hand chosen by Uncle George, Etua was sent to other Hula masters to learn during his training with such hula greats as ‘Iolani Luahine,  Lokalia Montgomery,  Edith Kanaka’ole and Henry Pa.

Since Etua’s uniki (graduation) to Kumu Hula, he has started his own halau, an award winnng halau that focuses his teaching on (keiki) children. He starts to teach them at the young age of 3 years old, taking them on their journey at a pace they are willing to learn. Etua has been teaching hula approaching 25 years in Kona Hawaii. Twenty-two of those years, Etua has been teaching at the Huli He’e Palace. He is the only Kumu Hula that has the privilege of teaching on these royal grounds. His halau puts on a performance once a month on the Huli He’e grounds to share his Hula teachings. Etua attends the Empowerment Partnership’s Huna Training in Kona Hawaii every March and September. He is the Kumu Hula of our Huna class teaching important ancient lessons through the art of the dance.


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