Shannon K. Maria aka Shanz is a cultural practitioners of Hawaiian dance and a member of the Halau (Hula School) Kiawe kūpono O Ka Ua
Hula drives him by helping him reconnect to his roots and Hawaiian culture, much of which was lost and/or taken away during the illegal overthrow and occupation of Hawai‘i by the United States. He is passionate about bringing awareness to all that has been forgotten and steadfast in his responsibility to perpetuate, protect, and preserve the culture of the Hawaiian people and bring it back to life.
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