Just a bit of info for those interested or unfamiliar.

Hula kahiko is the ancient style of hula. 'Auana is the modern style.

Kahiko's style involves dancing primarily to the ipu ("gourd instrument") and the Oahu ("drum"). Rarely, if even at all, do you see instruments like the 'ukulele and the kīkā ("guitar") used in kahiko. Those instruments are reserved for 'auana along with falsetto singing and other modern styles coming out.

Kahiko is rigid because it is meant to tell the oral traditions with movement. In hula 'auana, dancers are taught to smile at all times, while in kahiko, dancers are stone-faced. The focus is on the story, not the dancer.


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