~Friday 15th of January~
'Mark Keali`i Ho`omalu' is a contemporary Hawaiian chanter, born and raised in Aiea, Oahu. At the age of 15, he started his hula career with John Pi`ilani Watkins doing various luau and Polynesian shows around Oahu.
In 1979 he joined a halau , which became the foundation for Mark's hula education as an `olapa  and chanter.
Ho`omalu moved to California in 1979 to teach hula with Tiare Clifford of Tiare Otea in San Francisco. After refining much of his teaching technique under Clifford's direction