Biographical Research Center

Interview with Momi Kepilino 11/19/2001 tape 1

Interview with Momi Kepilino, former student of Maʻiki Aiu Lake, recorded on November 19, 2001 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Maiki Aiu Lake. Topics include how she first met Aunty Maʻiki ("Margaret"), her early years as a student under Aiu Lake and the growth of her hālau, Aiu Lake's teaching methods, what she appreciated about Aiu Lake as a kumu, the hula kuʻi style, the formation of the Gracious Ladies hula group, the venues where they danced, Aiu Lake's relationship and years of study under various kumus, Aiu Lake's contribution to growing the presence of men in hula, her participation in Aiu Lake's first kumu hula class and Kepilino's ʻūniki ceremony.

Languages: English

Genres

  • Documentary

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