Robert Cazimero keeps hula and heritage alive

  • Legendary Hawaiian performer and Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero returned to the Kahilu Theatre for his 36th annual May concert last Saturday evening. (Photos by Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Legendary Hawaiian performer and Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero returned to the Kahilu Theatre for his 36th annual May concert last Saturday evening. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Lahela Spencer was one of the three hula dancers performing with Robert Cazimero during the May 21 concert at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. Spencer, also a kumu hula, has spent 20 years as a professional entertainer in Hawaii. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kaleopa’a Vare, who works as a multimedia journalist in Oregon and is a cultural resource specialist at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, was one of the three hula dancers performing with Robert Cazimero during the May 21 concert in Waimea.

  • Legendary Hawaiian performer and Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero returned to the Kahilu Theatre for his 36th annual May concert last Saturday evening. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Legendary Hawaiian performer and Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero returned to the Kahilu Theatre for his 36th annual May concert last Saturday evening.