Po afi coming to Heiva I Kaua‘i on Saturday

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Micah Whitney gets his fireknife from Michael-Alan ‘Kama’ Drake during a practice for siva afi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Michael-Alan ‘Kama’ Drake gets a mouthful of fire during his siva afi routine.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Michael-Alan ‘Kama’ Drake creates a circle of fire during his siva afi routine.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Michael-Alan ‘Kama’ Drake does a one-handed twirl of a single fireknife as part of his siva afi routine.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hemsley Drake gets a mouthful of fire during a siva afi routine.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hemsley Drake, Micah Whitney, and Michael-Alan ‘Kama’ Drake twirl fireknives in unison.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hemsley Drake, Micah Whitney, and Michael-Alan ‘Kama’ Drake twirl single fireknives in siva afi. The trio, known as iSiva, host po afi, or night fire, at the Heiva I Kaua‘i, Saturday night.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Micah Whitney, Hemsley Drake, Michael-Alan ‘Kamo’ Drake let the excess fuel burn off the fireknife ahead of their performance at the Smith’s Family Luau.

The Heiva I Kaua‘i is returning to an in-person format at the Kapa‘a Beach Park following a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Tepairu Manea, president of Heiva I Kaua‘i.

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