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  • Who Needs Zumba When There Is Hula

    Destination: Kauai

    Coming off another spectacular performance--Kumu Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett—the week before, a local hula troupe thrilled the 500-strong audience at EKK last Monday. Kumu Lena’ala Pavao Jardin opened with a resonating oli in Hawaiian. As is the custom, she recognized ke akua, God, and her own kumu, Ray Fonseca. “I hope you will see his [Ray’s] love for hula through me,” she said.

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  • Guest Blogger Carol Yotsuda Wraps on Frank Hewett

    Destination: Kauai

    Kumu hula Frank Kawaikapukalani Hewitt addresses crowd at E Kanikapila Kakou on KauaiFor 28 years, Carol Yotsuda has orchestrated Kauai’s weekly E Kanikapila Kakou, a gathering of Hawaii’s most beloved musical and cultural performers set in a backyard musical jam session. This past Monday, the esteemed Kumu Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and his hula halau performed. In the way that has become her signature, Carol wrote her “wrap story” about the event.

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  • Hawaiian Music Legends in Concert

    Destination: Kauai

    Hawaiian music legends concert, nathan aweau, ledward kaapana, dennis kamakahiNathan Aweau kicked off the sold out Hawaiian Legends concert this past Saturday at the Kauai Community College’s Performing Art Center.  He played slack key guitar and his preferred instrument—a seven-string bass.  He sang—beautifully, I might add—and, between songs, he told stories.  Many stories.  Funny stories.  The more Hawaiian music concerts I attend, the more I realize that in order to be a Hawaiian musician, you must also a) be a decent storyteller; and b) like to tell funny and embarrassing stories about yourself.

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  • 2010 Year in Pictures

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    In 2010, I traveled around the main Hawaiian Islands, exploring Oahu, Maui, Big Island and, of course, the island on which I live--Kauai.  I always pack one of my various cameras when I travel, either my handy iPhone, portable Canon G9 or my SLR, a Canon 20D with a variety of lenses, including a fun and funky Lensbaby, walk-around 17-85mm, and a super-telephoto Tokina 75-400mm.  I take way more pictures than I ever post on this blog.  Here, in a review of 2010 in pictures, are many of those images that, for one reason or another, were never published.  Enjoy.

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  • Rogue Wave of Laughter Hits Waikiki

    Destination: Oahu

    The Society of Seven got their start in 1969. You would have probably called them a variety act then. Their success led to a regular gig in Las Vegas. Before they left for the mainland—almost 10 years ago—they trained a troupe to carry on in Waikiki. Through September 20, the Vegas version is home, performing at the showroom at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.

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  • A Gift of Music at the Waikiki Aquarium

    Destination: Oahu

    Makana plays slack key guitar at Waikiki Aquarium at sunsetIn the summer, the aquarium hosts Ke Kani O Ke Kai, The Sound of the Ocean, a series of five Hawaiian music concerts. You tour some exhibits, nosh on a selected menu of dinner entrees from local restaurants, and about the time the sun sets, you take your place on the grassy lawn and settle in for the evening performance.

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  • In Hawaii: Expect Nothing. Be Ready for Anything.

    Destination: Maui

    Last month, I flew to Maui for the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. I arrived at the Saturday afternoon Kapalua Wine Tour at The Ritz-Carlton promptly at 12:45 p.m. I hauled my laptop, two cameras, digital voice recorder, phone, notepad and pens in my favorite traveling backpack—the Sherpani Tosca. That meant my hands were free for things like, oh, wine.

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  • A Chat with Hawaiian Music Singer-Songwriter Mailani

    Destination: Oahu

    Every now and then, you read a book or catch a live musical performance, and you think, “This author/musician/singer is going some place.” That’s what happened to me when I heard Mailani perform at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival a couple months ago. She was having so much fun on stage that she captivated me. She drew me in. I literally moved closer to the stage for a better seat.

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  • Hawaii and Music. Like Sun and Surf

    Destination: Oahu

    Daniel Ho Slack Key GuitaristIn Hawaii, most musicians play for the enjoyment of it. They hold full-time jobs and may play for a hula halau or pick up a side gig here and there. That’s true of many Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners. Only a select few musicians in Hawaii—like anywhere—break out. Two are Daniel Ho and Makana.

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  • Musician Makana Goes Mad Hatter on Kauai

    Destination: Kauai

    Last night, one of my favorite Hawaiian musicians--slack key guitarist Makana--entertained a few hundred people at a concert hosted by the Garden Island Arts Council themed, “Alice Meets Makana in EKK Wonderland.” The event culminated the three-month-long Hawaiian music concert series on Kauai—E Kanikapila Kakou. Guests were encouraged to come in costume. (I borrowed some wings and a halo from my friend’s two-year-old daughter and played an angel for a few hours.)

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