Johnny Lum Ho, revered kumu hula, dies at 81

  • Tribune-Herald file photo Johnny Lum Ho of Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua chants during the 2016 hula kahiko performance at the Merrie Monarch Festival.

Johnny Lum Ho, kumu hula of Hilo’s Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua, died today, one of his students, a respected kumu hula confirmed. He was 81.