Aloha mai kākou,
ʻO wau ʻo Maelia Lani Kahanuola Loebenstein Carter, ke Kumu Hula a Ka Pā Hula O Kauanoe O Wa'ahila. Our hālau was formed in 1991 by my grandmother, Mae Ulalia Long Loebenstein, who first studied hula with her mother, Ida Pakulani Kaianui Kaaihue Long, who studied with her granduncle, Kamawae, the master hula of Maui. Our hālau represents a long (figuratively and literally) familial line of hula, as well as the beautiful influences of Mama & Daddy Bray and Uncle Henry Moikeha Pa. Since my grandmotherʻs passing in 1997, it has been my kuleana to ensure that the legacy entrusted to me endures. I am so humbled and blessed to be a kinilālā of my kumu... ke aloha nui nō....
(PC Shuzo Uemoto/Kahlihi Palama Culture & Arts Society,
Nānā i Nā Loea Hula Volume 1)