Hula dancers in NYC?? That's about the last place many Mainlanders expect to see this unique Polynesian Art Form and Cultural Experience.
The art of Hawaiian Hula Dancer training is taken so seriously in Polynesia that it takes many years of training before these women are sanctioned to be able to perform in public.
That's not to say that you can't or will not ever see Untrained hula dancers "faking" out Mainland crowds.
But as entertaining as it may seem, this type of display actually is an afront to the Polynesian culture in that their history, customs and legends are passed down through the generations by this very living art form.
Needless to say, Hawaiians did not have a written language until the Europeans discovered them. And the Hula was and still remains the most vital aspects of their communication.
So go ahead and book a live Hawaiian music show to go along with your Hula extravaganza! Contact Josh anytime at (646) 543-5828. Aloha.
NEW YORK MAGAZINE WEDDINGS recently wrote: "If you’re serving Pineapple-Ring Rum Punch...Then hire: Hawaii-born singer, ukulele player, and lap-steel-guitarist Josh Kekoa Cho, whose tropicalia-conjuring tunes are perfect for luau-themed affairs." Published New York Magazine WEDDINGS Winter 2011, "Music To Drink By", October 12, 2011.