Imai Winchester

The Latest Leo Kupa with Imai Winchester

Imai Winchester is a twelve-year kumu at Hālau Kū Māna and one of the organizers for La Hoihoi Ea. Among other impactful Kumu, Imai is a student of Kekuni Blaisdell, John Osorio and Haunani-Kay Trask. Though their work and influences and political activities he has helped to shape people and land. Today Imai Winchester speaks with Kamaka on the importance to the health of the lāhui inherent in events like – and recognized by – La Hoihoi Ea.

The annual celebration of Hawaiian Restoration on July 30 from 11am – 6pm at the Honolulu Civic Grounds will be another exciting family fun day of education, cultural sharing, community networking and free music. La Hoihoi Ea takes time to honor two men who have impacted the lahui with their life’s work and dedication: Palani Vaughan (1944-2016) and Imaikalani Kalahele. Come and celebrate the life of the lāhui.


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As always leo kupa is hosted by Kamakanuiahailono  Jingao.

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