'Alohi Polynesian Dance Academy
for the Performing Arts

E pūlama nā liko - Treasure the youth

Ipu Heke


Ipu Heke are made from two different sized gourds that are joined together at the neck. We offer small to medium sized Ipu Heke starting from $85. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.

'Uli'uli


CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.Our selection will offer detachable feathered caps in traditional Kahiko style (natural brown) and contemporary colors; available single or in pairs.

Ipu heke 'ole

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.


This implement is made from a single gourd that is cut across the top.


The Ipu are small hand drums used in Hula. They are made from hallowed out gourds and vary in size and sound. Sizes/Prices: X-Small (up to 20 inches) $20; Small (21 - 23 inches) $25; Medium (24 - 27 inches) $35; Large (28 - 31inches) $45. Additional shipping charges may be required for these items. Drums are shipped via UPS or FedEx. We will select the most economical method for you. Please contact the seller for additional information at: contactalohipda@gmail.com. 

Pahu Drum

The Pahu is a traditional musical instrument found in Polynesia: Hawai'i, Tahiti, Cook Islands and Tokelau. Carved from a single log and traditionally covered with a stretched sharkskin, the pahu is played with the palms and fingers of the hand. The Hawaiian term Pahu translates into "drum". The Pahu is a staple in traditional Hawaiian dance.


These drums are hand carved from the trunks of coconut trees and covered with cow hide. These are the lapa'eke  (smaller traditional drum to be used with the larger pahu drum). They are approximately 10 to 12 inches wide and 14 inches high. Price is $350 each. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK. Additional shipping charges may be required for these items. Drums are shipped via UPS or FedEx. We will select the most economical method for you. For additional shipping info contact the seller at: contactalohipda@gmail.com.

Implements...

A variety of implements are used in Hula today. We offer for sale the Hula Pahu, Ipu Heke, Ipu Heke 'Ole and 'Uli'uli. These select dance implements are all hand made in our Halau and are special ordered. We will email a snapshot of the item(s) and its dimensions to you upon request. All Implements are currently our of stock! We apologize for the inconvenience!