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The Wonderful World of IZ

Halekulani Living Spring-Summer 2014 2014-08-07 14-15-06“The Wonderful World of IZ” is a great article written about the legendary Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole as featured in the Spring-Summer 2014 issue of Halekulani Living, written by Dawna L. Robertson. Read a digital version of the magazine here. Mahalo to Dawna, Halekulani Living, and everyone involved!

We also love the artwork by Michael Volpicelli!

See Makua Rothman at the #805BeachFest!

#805BeachFest

#805BeachFest

Champion surfer and musician Makua Rothman will be jamming at Firestone Walker Brewing Company 805 Beach Festival this Saturday, August 16th! The Festival will feature music by Rothman and Cisco Adler, as well as food, local vendors, and the Stunt Masters Action Sports Show!

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Surfrider Foundation.

Bring the whole family to this fun beach-side event at the Avila Beach Golf Course! August 16th, 12PM – 5PM.

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Disney Pixar’s LAVA starring Kuana Torres Kahele & Napua!

o-UKU-LAVA-PIXAR-570Award winning musicians, Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua, are taking on a new role as voices for Disney Pixar Animation’s upcoming short film, “Lava” which premieres Aug. 22 at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan!

Its a musical love story and the two will sing the love song the film is based on, also titled “Lava”!

Just last weekend, Kuana celebrated the release of the film at a summer luau with Disney/Pixar employees!

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Congrats to Kuana, Napua, and everyone else involved! We can’t wait to see LAVA!

Tahite Fete Hilo this weekend!

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If you’re in the Hilo area, come see Tahiti Fete Hilo, a Polynesian Dance Competition Extravaganza! Some special musical guests including Mark Yamanaka and Kahulanui will be performing!

Also featuring crafts, food, cultural demonstrations, and MORE! This Saturday & Sunday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium!

Makua Rothman going on Tour in August!

Surfer and Musician Makua Rothman is going on tour with some amazing musicians! He’ll be joining Donavon Frankenreiter on an east coast tour, August 17-23!

8.5 x 11 Makua RothmanFollowing his performances with Donavon, he’ll be joining Matisyahu + Ozomali on shows through the western United States!

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Find more information and updates on Makua’s Facebook page!

NOW AVAILABLE: Nā Pua Mōhala

Kupaoa & Kaulana - Nā Pua Mōhala

Kupaoa & Kaulana – Nā Pua Mōhala

In 2012, the Japanese Hawaiian music band, Kaulana with their album, “‘Ohana”, became the only international group in history to win a coveted Na Hoku Hanohano award. Two years later, they’ve collaborated with multi Na Hoku Hanohano award winners, Kupaoa on this unique, first-of-its-kind project.

We introduce to you a very special new album, “Nā Pua Mōhala“! Preview the music now on our website!