'Kumu Hula: Roots and Branches'

Island Heritage and the Pacific American Foundation, with Dr. Ishmael W. Stagner, proudly announce the release of "Kumu Hula: Roots and Branches" - an in-depth cultural and colorful look at the deeply rooted source of hula and branches of kumu who have ensured not only its survival, but its international appeal and global flourish today. This is the first comprehensive book on hula written by a Native Hawaiian.

"Kumu Hula: Roots and Branches" is available in both hard cover and trade paperback. It is available at the following retailers: Hilo Hattie, Longs, Barnes & Noble, Basically Books, Travel Traders, Tiare Enterprises, Blind Vendors Ohana, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Kilauea Museum, Queen Emma's Summer Palace, Kokee Museum, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Parker Ranch, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, KMC, Book Gallery, Kona Museum Natural History, Just Ukes, KTA, Meyers Museum, Lanai Cultural Center, Book Ends, Waimea Valley, Kualoa Ranch, BYU Hawaii Bookstore, Event Network and Food Pantry Hotel Gift Shops.