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Every year, Hawaiian music is celebrated in music festivals that celebrate the uniqueness of Hawaii instruments, musicians, and songs. The Ukulele Festival (July) at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki honors what many visitors believe to be a hand-me-down from ancient Hawaii, but in reality, the ukulele was brought here by Portuguese immigrants at the end of the 19th century. Today, the ukulele is still a fundamental part of the musical landscape, not simply on stage but also at family picnics or on the beach.

The island of Hawaii's Kona Slack Key Festival (September) pays tribute to a uniquely local way of playing the guitar – another Hawaiian music staple. Slack key is a “slacked” or loosened tuning or technique that reflects the breezy, flowing quality of both local climate and culture.

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Sep 14 2019
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Kindy Sproat Falsetto & Hawaiian Storytelling Competition

Occurs on: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Our kane come out to show their skills to throw their voice in higher registers. They also share the manao of their mele, the songwriter and the hidden meaning (kaona). This is to honor the late Uncle Kindy Sproat, a true Hawaiian who lived in Pololu Valley, as his kupuna before him. This event [...]

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  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Sep 21 2019
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea 43rd Annual Paniolo Parade

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am
Summary

We show off our paniolo, the art of pa'u, the art of hula, oli, olelo, our royal society Ahahui Kaahumanu Waimea Chapter. We have schools, church groups, hula halau, businesses, etc, as participants in our annual Paniolo Parade.

Many of our paniolo and pau riders are true paniolo; they [...]

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  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Sep 21 2019
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

A relaxing day in beautiful Waimea, God's country indeed. We start off with community olelo Hawaii by our keiki, Taiko drummers "sound the alarm" and draw people in from the Parade.

Our Craft Tent is filled with clothing, purses, jewelry, lauhala products.

Delicious food and snacks [...]

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  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Sep 7 2019
Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest

Occurs on: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Featuring cube sized fish (poke) and various ocean delicacies, tako, opihi, loli. We share our delicious fish with the bounty from our ocean, limu eleele, limu kohu, opihi, opae, wana, loli. Visitors as well as our host culture get to taste various preparations of poke. Our host culture is [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monica Lindsey
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Nov 1 2019
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)
Hawaii

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

Each year in November, Kona coffee's world-renown reputation along with the unique cultural heritage of the past tells the story of coffee traditions that produced this American legacy. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival experience is unique, enriching and ensures that the story of Kona coffee's [...]

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  • Contact Name: Val Cocoran, President
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Aug 29 2019
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

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  • Contact Name: Doug VeraCruz
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Jul 6 2019
' Discover Haleiwa Store Lots' And Celebrate Summer With Kapena, Live Entertainment and More
Oahu

' Discover Haleiwa Store Lots' And Celebrate Summer With Kapena, Live Entertainment and More

Occurs on: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Celebrate summer with Hawaii's premier island music band Kapena and "Discover Haleiwa Store Lots." The North Shore's plantation-inspired gathering place for retail and dining invites the community to a free, family-family event, featuring live entertainment and hula throughout the day. Kapena [...]

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  • Contact Name: Chris Aguinaldo
  • Contact Organization: 6 Pillars Marketing
Jun 29 2019
Steve Grimes, part of 2ality
Oahu

2ality with Steve Grimes and Steve Stusser - folk rock/blues concert

Occurs on: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Summary

The Summer Concert Series at HPR's Atherton Performing Arts Studio continues with folk rock/blues act 2ality on Saturday, June 29. The group combines the talents of Steve Grimes and Steve Stusser, both of whom are guitarists and woodworkers by profession; Grimes is a renowned luthier, and Stusser [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dabney Gough
  • Contact Organization: Hawai`i Public Radio
Jul 20 2019
Oahu

A Very Special Night with Melveen Leed Melveen's Birthday Celebration

Occurs on: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:30pm - 10:15pm
Summary

Melveen Leed will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Melveen Leed (born on Molokai island, Hawaii) is an American singer. After winning the title of "Miss Molokai" she begin singing in the mid-1960s and has released a number of records in the genres of [...]

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  • Contact Name: Marley Kirton
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Jul 21 2019
Adam Tendler
Maui

Adam Tendler, pianist

Occurs on: Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Adam Tendler, (NYC) returns to Maui for a fourth time in a piano recital that celebrates Ebb & Flow Arts's 20th anniversary. His varied program will feature compositions by Arthur Berger, George Walker, and John Cage. Admission is free. Tendler is a very active musicians who concertizes nationally. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Robert
  • Contact Organization: Ebb & Flow Arts, Inc.

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