(Hawaii News Now) - Manu Boyd is recognized as a Hawaiian language and cultural expert, composer, arranger, singer, chanter, choreographer, producer and writer. Since June 2007, he has served as Hawaiian cultural director at Royal Hawaiian Center at Helumoa, Waikïkï, the world-class shopping/dining/entertainment hub owned by Kamehameha Schools and managed by The Festival Companies.
Manu leads the award-winning hula school, Hälau o ke 'A'ali'i Kü Makani, est. 1997 - first-place overall winners at the 2012 Merrie Monarch Festival. From 1986 - 2012, Manu led the well-known Hawaiian recording ensemble Ho'okena, multiple Nä Hökü Hanohano awards winner and two-time Grammy nominee.