Robert Cazimero
Composer, Musician, and Kumu Hula
Honolulu, HI
2008 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Musician, composer, and kumu hula (hula teacher) Robert Cazimero was instrumental in the resurgence of authentic Hawaiian music and dance in the 1970s. As a vocalist, he performs solo and on piano with his brother Roland as the Brothers Cazimero and has released more than 30 albums. Cazimero is one of the most respected teachers of Hawaiian dance. With his troupe, Halau Na Kamalei, he is dedicated to the dying tradition of male hula, and the group has won many hula competitions.

Portrait photo courtesy Mountain Apple Company HAWAII.

  • Artwork by Robert Cazimero
    RCHNK: Robert Cazimero and H?lau N? Kamalei, 2000; photo courtesy Mountain Apple Company HAWAII
Artwork by Robert Cazimero