Monthly Archives: June 2013

“New music program at Kapiolani hospital helping patients heal”


Check out this web article on KHON 2 featuring Mailani!

Make ‘Em Smile is a brand new organization aimed at bringing local musicians into hospitals offering live music, entertainment and a smile to patients.mailani_make-em-smile1

Wednesday was the launch of the program at Kapiolani Medical Center where a handful of children and some parents got a chance to meet and greet award-winning musician Mailani Makainai and legendary entertainer Jimmy Borges.

“Our patients and families are so excited to have our local musicians come, they are our local super stars and celebrities here and so we are really excited to see them,” Wolfe said.

The resident therapy dog Tucker was also in attendance.

The program is volunteer based and is scheduled every Wednesday and Friday at Kapiolani.

“The wonderful thing about this program, it’s completely free and the musicians donate their time, which is wonderful.  Everything about the program is free for our patients and families, it’s really special…”


Here’s a wonderful message Mailani shared about her experience:

“I truly am grateful for the chance to have given back to our community here on O’ahu.

Also, like many of our ali’i, Kapi’olani had great insight as to the necessary needs of her people. I am merely a product of that past and one who firmly believes in perpetuating the very legacy that has given so much to me and my family.

Kapi’olani Hospital is a state of the art facility that is a health care home base and a communal place of health and well being. Having allowed me to share my music and to talk stories with the families was a tiny act on my part. I only hope and wish to do more!

Aloha to you all and thank you again for giving me a chance to give back to Hawai’i’s people the way Kapi’olani had envisioned.

Me ke Aloha,
Mailani k. Maka’ina’i”

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Manu Boyd LIVE @ Kahala Mall!

Make plans to come to Kahala Mall JULY 6th for the 2013 Hula Ho’olauna Aloha Festival Exhibition featuring LIVE music by Na Hoku Hanohano winner Manu Boyd!
manu_boyd_2Also featuring 40 halau from Japan who will be performing throughout the day!

JULY 6th; 1-2PM; FREE!
Make plans for great shopping, food and entertainment!

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Mahalo to MAC’s own Francis Tam! (^_^) \m/

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MAHALO to Mountain Apple’s Francis Tam for taking all the awesome photos we posted from this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano awards!! (He takes most of the other event photos we post, as well!)

Here he is pictured with Kale Hannahs from Waipuna!

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NEW CD SINGLE by Kuana Torres Kahele & Maila Gibson!

Kuana Torres Kahele‘s NEW SINGLE, “E Ku’u Lei, My Love” featuring Maila Gibson is AVAILABLE NOW!

kahele-maila_singleKuana has teamed up with Maila Gibson, who recently performed at Carnegie Hall, to record his first ever Hawaiian and English duet!

Download & Preview on iTunes!
His new album, KAHELE, will be available July 30th! LISTEN to previews and PRE-ORDER NOW!

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NEW Sean Na’auao Album on the horizon…!

Behind the scenes of a photo shoot for Sean Na’auao‘s new album, “Na’auao“! Look out for it soon!
sean_photoshootIn the meantime, check out Sean’s “Hot Hits“!

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