Christmas Kani Ka Pila Tour

Some of the heavy hitters in Hawaiian music are gearing up for a California tour this Christmas season. They are playing shows in  eight West Coast towns, promoting their new Christmas compilation CD called “Christmas Kanikapila“. The official blurb: Herb Ohta Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, John Keawe, and Chino Montero come together to create this one […] Read More

Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop 2011

Every year I come back from Pahala, Hawai’i with a big grin on my face and great memories from our week long music camp. Every year I meet new, wonderful people and see old friends. Every year I learn much about music and even more about life. Every year I make a post and say […] Read More

‘Ukulele Jams – Keaukaha

The first of several Japan disaster relief ‘Ukulele Jams happened this past weekend. Keoki Kahumoku is the man behind these events and wanted to do something a bit different than the standard fundraiser performance. At the ‘Ukulele Jam everyone gets to be a part of the show. Instead of one person performing, artists taught audience […] Read More

Kahilu Theater ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Institute

The past few days have been busy! Kahilu Theater’s annual long-weekend of music workshops has passed by again. Thursday evening there was a kani ka pila featuring the music of Jake Shimabukuro, Victor Wooten, Jeff Peterson, Benny Chong, Sonny Lim, and Nathan Aweau. Each artist came out one by one to share a song and […] Read More

Kahumoku Music and Lifestyle Workshop 2010

It’s over and I’m back. What an amazing week it was. Days and days of ‘ukulele and slack key guitar lessons, good food, and great people. I ended up teaching a few beginner ‘ukulele classes that went over fairly well it seemed. For me, the coolest new thing about this years camp was the appearance […] Read More

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