Celebration of the Arts Festival 2014 – Maui Hawaii

May 9 – 11, 2014

“Ko makou alanui kupuna – Our ancestral paths”

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, May 9-11, during the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

For more information about the Celebration for The Arts, go to: CelebrationOfTheArts.org

Lua – Spiritual Warriors of Hawaii

The Warriors of Hawaii

Lua - Spiritual Warriors of HawaiiIn ancient Hawaii, as in most indigenous cultures, men were expected to have both a warrior presence as well as a peaceful presence (at peace within themselves). A warrior who was at peace within himself was the master at balancing “power and harmony”. In spiritual practices, that balance is the most powerful force in the universe. Warriors were considered very attractive by women, and were potential candidates to become chief. They were referred to as “nakoa.” Nakoa were the gatherers and protectors of the women, children, and elders.

The best warriors were selected for advance training called “Lua.” They were experts in the fighting arts, but, more importantly, they were practitioners in the physical and spiritual healing arts. Their mere presence brought fear to potential troublemakers even without them saying a word or lifting a hand. Yet their peaceful presence and charisma brought a sense of well-being and security to all people.

At the present time, lua training is available to native Hawaiians only, and is done in secret. Few Hawaiians have the privilege of being invited to learn the art, and only a few last beyond the initial training.

The most respected and highly skilled lua warriors become the leaders and teachers. They are known as the “olohe.” Olohe are selected by other olohe, and their mastery in all aspects of Hawaiian warrior arts, culture, healing, and spirituality is superb. There are less than 15 known legitimate olohe alive today.

Published reports and books refer to Kahu Naone as a recognized olohe. He is a teacher in the basic training of lua warriors throughout Hawai’i. Kahu is also an expert in the different parts of the body, and is the principal herbal and spiritual healing teacher for lua warriors. His knowledge of warrior weaponry and their application in fighting and spiritual arts is superb.

For more information about Lua and other Ancient Hawaiian training, including Spiritual Healing, Herbal Healing and Hawaiian Culture, go to:


Email: info@kahu-naone.com

Royal Hawaiian Guard – Lahaina Maui Hawaii

The Royal Hawaiian Guard was formed to perpetuate Hawaiian values through Hawaiiana, Youth Excellence, and Community Enhancement. The Royal Hawaiian Guard (RHG) is honored to serve as sentries at the Waineʻe Royal Mausoleum at Waiola Church becoming Hawai`i’s first official Royal Honor Guard since 1893. Located on the island of Maui, we are registered as a domestic non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Hawaiʻi and are fiscally sponsored by The West Maui Taxpayers Association and West Maui Improvement Foundation.

For more information: http://royalhawaiianguard.weebly.com/

Call Toll Free & Fax: 855-RHGuard / (855)744-8273
Facebook & Twitter @ RHGuard
Email: staff@royalhawaiianguard.com
Mail: 1902 Pohakea Pl. Wailuku, HI 96793-2920

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center 808-565-7177

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center 808-565-7177

Join the Lanai Culture and Heritage Center for “Aloha Lana‘i” A Benefit to celebrate the Aloha of Lanai. The Island, The People, The Culture, The Aloha!

Directed and Produced by Ken Martinez Burgmaier. A Jazz Alley TV, HawaiiOnTV.com & Holoholo Films Production.

Celebrating the Rich Cultural & Natural Heritage of Lana‘i.



Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)
A Film by Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier

Malama Ko Aloha - Aunty Nona Beamer


2014 Pele Award WinnerMohala Hou Foundation commissioned Emmy Award, Billboard Music, Na Hoku Hanohano Winner – Maui Filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier of Jazz Alley TV and Hawaii On TV.com Networks to produce a documentary film on Aunty Nona Beamer, the first ever to be done of this legendary Hawaiian matriarch of the Beamer family. The Film: Aunty Nona Beamer-Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) explores Aunty Nona in her own words, the journey of her life and her fight toward preserving, perpetuating and creating awareness of Hawaiian Culture.

It will serve to educate people around the world about traditional Hawaiian culture and how it can serve as a way of bringing people of all backgrounds together. Some of Hawai‘i’s most respected artists contribute in sharing their own stories and what Aunty Nona Beamer has achieved as being recognized as one of Hawai’i’s Treasures of Aloha.

Maui filmmaker Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier Brings home a 2014 American Advertising Federation Bronze Pele Award to Maui for his film Aunty Nona Beamer – Malama Ko Aloha, In the Cinema Advertising Movie Trailers category. The awards ceremony was held Saturday night at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki to a sold out crowd.

The First time for a Maui film to win in this category, Burgmaier directed & produced the film. It will have it’s official Maui screening at the 22nd annual celebration of the arts on Mother’s Day at the Ritz- Carlton Kapalua! The film also won am audience award at the Lana’i Film Festival and was selected for the Opening Night film at the 2014 Big Island Film Festival!

Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier
Jazz Alley TV, Inc.
HawaiiONTV.com Networks
MauiFEST Hawai’i
Maui Reflection Films/Holoholo Films
PO Box 336 Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
Office 808-573-5530
Mobile 808-283-9070

American Advertising Federation
Moahala Hou Foundation


Big Island Film Festival 2012


Opening Night Film – World Premiere – May 24th 2012 at the Big Island Film Festival 2012

Tacos Maui 8th Wonder – Maui Hawaii

tacos maui 8th wonder


1. Aphrodisiac Salmon Taco
2. Barbie-Cute Mermaid Taco

Tacos Maui 8th Wonder
We are open Monday to Friday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Tacos Maui 8th Wonder is Located in Paia, at:
105 Baldwin Ave. – Paia Maui, Hawaii
In the front of the public parking lot next to the post offices

Contact us at: Maui8Wonder@Gmail.com

Hawaiian Canoe Club – Maui Championship Regatta

Maui Championship Regatta – Lahaina Maui Hawaii 2011

Hawaiian Canoe Club
P.O. Box 5053
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii 96733

Our Hale is located at: Hoaloha Park — Kahului, Maui Hawaii
Phone (808) 893-2124

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui – Easter Sunday Brunch 2011

As part of the 19th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui presented their 2011 Easter Sunday Brunch, with delicious food, elegant dining and a fun filled Easter Egg Scramble for the kids! Events like these make memories for local residents and visitors who come out to enjoy the holiday. The incredible brunch was full of amazing food, with 10 serving stations, including appetizers, entrees and of course dessert!!

The kids had an exciting time meeting the Easter Bunny and gathering Easter Eggs at the scramble. A great event and experience for the whole Ohana!!

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui go to: www.RitzCarlton.com

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

19th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival – Maui Hawaii

April 22 & 23, 2011

“E na aumakua” … A Call To All Things Natural

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua celebrated the 19th Annual “Celebration of The Arts” with Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers. The celebration took place April 22nd & 23rd, 2011, continuing the tradition of recognizing the people, the arts and the culture of Hawaii. “E na aumakua was this year’s focus, which embraces calling out to our ancestors and all things natural” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of the prestigious event.

Opening ceremonies included traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula was continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance acted as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.

An exciting addition was The George Kanahele Mele Ho’okuku (song competition) on Saturday, April 23rd. A proud native of the islands, Dr. George Kanehele was committed to ensuring that Hawaiian values remain an integral part of the hospitality industry in the Aloha state and hence, this special challenge is only open to individuals within the industry — but everyone was welcome to share the experience. One designated Hawaiian song was sung by all groups, followed by a “song of choice.” Judging criteria was based upon tone, harmony, stage presence and the use and pronunciation of Hawaiian language.

The Celebration Lu’au and Show ended the weekend festivities bringing together the foods of traditional Hawaii and the contemporary cuisine of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua chefs. “The Celebration Lu’au and Show was amazing and would truly rank as one of the best lu’aus in the State of Hawaii said Executive Chef John Zaner.” “The food and entertainment was top notch making for an unforgettable evening” he added.

The Celebration After-Hours Party was the finale and is held in the Hotel Lobby Alaloa Lounge with no cover charge. The finest talent in Hawaii took the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflected upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for. The Celebration Easter Brunch took place on Sunday, April 24, with the annual Easter Egg Scramble and incredible food for everyone who attended.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

For more information about the Celebration for The Arts, go to: CelebrationOfTheArts.org

Discovering Ancient Lana’i – Lana’i Hawaii

Take a cultural expedition to the island of Lanai, Hawaii, in a quest to find and document historic sites for preservation by the Lana’i Culture and Heritage Center. Join Hal Hammatt, (Cultural Surveys Hawaii) as archaeology teams travel to ancient sites around Lanai to find pieces of history.

There are many ancient sites on the island of Lanai, dating back hundreds of years. These historical sites are really about the future, continuing the Hawaiian Culture by preserving them and giving generations to come a reference to who they are and where they came from.

Lanai is a beautiful place…with so many things to see and do. The island’s past provides unity to the people that maintain it today, as they are the stewards who will ensure it’s story and it’s survival today.

The island of Lana‘i has a rich natural and cultural landscape. This community heritage program seeks to document and share the legacy of Lanai with everyone.

The new Lanai Culture & Heritage Center is located in the old Dole Administration Building at 730 Lanai Avenue, Room 118, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Lana‘i Culture and Heritage Center online at: www.lanaichc.org or call: (808) 565-7177