Join Kuana’s lei making workshops!

Kuana - Ben Franklin Poster [WEB]Join Kuana Torres Kahele at lei making workshops at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts & HouseMart Ace Hardware stores throughout Hawaii to celebrate the release of his upcoming DVD, Make Lei!

SEPT 16 – Ben Franklin Pearl City
SEPT 17 – Ben Franklin Enchanted Lake
SEPT 18 – Ben Franklin Market City
SEPT 19 – Ben Franklin Mapunapuna
SEPT 21 – Ace Hardware Lihu`e
SEPT 22 – Ben Franklin Maui
OCT 15 – Ace Hardware Kona
OCT 16 – Ace Hardware Kamuela
OCT 17 – Ben Franklin Hilo

All times are 11AM – 1PM, EXCEPT for Kona (10AM – 12PM). For more information, visit or

Hau’oli la hānau Rap Reiplinger!

Hau’oli la hānau Rap Reiplinger! From your Mountain Apple Company ‘Ohana, we wish you a birthday that is “Not too sweet, not too rancid, but just right!” His comedy will live on forever!

To celebrate the occasion, here’s Rap performing “Record Offer” as heard on the album “Poi Dog With Crabs”!

New Music Fridays!

6a00d83451b36c69e201b7c79ca1a2970b-800wiThe International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that beginning on July 10th, the global release day for all music will be on Fridays! Here are some quick factoids about the new industry standard:

  • An aligned single global release day for music takes effect on 10th July
  • Tracks and albums to be released at 00.01 on Fridays each week in more than 45 countries
  • Music fans will no longer have to wait for days to enjoy new releases

Here’s what the IFPI says on their website about the new changes:

Up until now, music has been released on different days of the week in various countries – from Mondays in markets such as France and the UK, through Tuesdays in the US and Canada and to Fridays in markets such as Australia and Germany. That will change on 10th July when new music will be released on Fridays at 00:01 local time around the world.

The move will mean fans can now get new music on the same day worldwide rather than having to wait for their own national release day. It puts an end to fans being unable to access music in their own country when it is legally available elsewhere, and the frustration that can cause.

Celebrate Father’s Day with music!

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21st! We hope you and your dads have a great time this weekend!

dfvfdIf you’re still looking for something to get dad, check out these awesome products and get some musical ideas that he’ll love!

Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo`ole – Wonderful World

Michale Keale – No Ka Beauty

Island Vibrations – Various Artists

Hawaiian Style Band – Hanau hou

Keali`i Reichel – Kawaiokalena

Robert Cazimero – Hula 2

Kuana Torres Kahele – Pi`ilani Maui

Rap Hawaii’s Genius DVD

At Home in the Islands DVD

IZ: Voice of the People

Or check out this iTunes playlist of music full of songs dad will love!


Natalie Ai Kamauu’s New Single!

Shower Tree Cover_FINALNatalie Ai Kamauu’s new album is Shower Tree, now available on iTunes! Her full album, “La La La La” is coming soon!

Shower Tree is a beautiful song that celebrates Natalie’s son’s favorite tree. Here is the story as she tells it:

“In 2010, after releasing 2 CD’s, my son Chaz asked, ‘Mom, when are you going to write me a song?’ I asked him what his favorite flower was and without hesitation he said, ‘The Shower Tree.’ For the life of me, I could not write a song based on the shower tree. Instead, I composed ‘Ku`u Pua Pakalana’, pakalana being my favorite flower.

I’ve told this story numerous times, and it peaked the interest of fellow musician Kihei Nahale`a. He wrote this for me, coming to my rescue. He honors our family and where we live…in beautiful Ewa, where the shower trees bloom profusely during spring time.”

The Music of Merrie Monarch!

WEBSITE - MM15 SLIDERWe saw awesome performances from this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival. Now we want to turn up the volume on the competition and spotlight the artists that performed!

We put together a list of just some of the musical talents that were present at this year’s festivities! Go over and check it out now!

Mountain Apple Company’s Celebratory Merrie Monarch Photo Contest!

MM Contest IGOur photo contest is still going! You could win some fabulous hula themed prize packs just by posting a hula-themed photo! Even win a chance to get our grand prize pack which includes autographed CDs, books, merchandise and MORE!

All you have to do is go over to Facebook or Instagram & post a hula pic! It can be of yourself, a family member, something from Merrie Monarch, or anything!

Then tag us using @mountainappleco and #HulaRocks2015 to be entered to win!

We’ll pick the winners and contact you with your fabulous prizes! Contest ends Saturday, April 11th, 2015. Best of luck!

Limit one entry per person. Multiple entries will not be counted.
Grand prize available for U.S. residents only.
Secondary prizes available for shipping worldwide.

Mahalo for making Robert Cazimero’s concert a huge success!

Robert Cazimero’s latest concert at the Hawaii Theatre was a huge success! Thanks to the efforts of Robert, the Hawaii Theatre Center, all of Robert’s very special guests and dancers, it was truly a night to remember. Highlights include a reunion of Robert and Roland with hula by the legendary Leina’ala Heine, a heartwarming tribute to Aunty Genoa featuring Raiatea Helm, Pomaka’i, and Aunty Genoa’s family, and a fantastic performance by rising stars Hu`ewa! See photos from the concert in the gallery below.

Mahalo and we hope to see you at Robert’s next concert!

Join Robert Cazimero at the Hawaii Theatre!


Robert CazimeroHawaii Theatre Center presents ‘Open Windows – An Evening with Robert Cazimero’ for one night only on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature award winning Halau Na Kamalei o Lililehua and the ladies of the Royal Dance Company. This will be a celebration of Hawaiian mele and hula, featuring many special guests, returning to their home in downtown Honolulu for an evening of aloha. Special guests include Raiatea Helm and Hu`ewa!

Ticket and event information is available from the Hawaii Theatre box office located Downtown at 1130 Bethel Street (between Hotel and Pauahi Streets) during regular box office hours; Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

To Charge by Phone during regular box office hours, call (808) 528-0506. Major US credit cards, JCB and UnionPay cards accepted. Tickets and information also available 24/7 at Please note that online purchases require additional payment of convenience fees.