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Koke‘e Music Camp—Where Haku Mele Bloom

November 10, 2011

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Article by Anne E. O’Malley Photos by Anne E. O’Malley unless otherwise stated. Koke‘e and Hawaiian music were meant for each other. It’s the place where haku mele (composers) bloom—and mele in the Hawaiian language blossom. For example, two years ago at the first camp, Uncle Nathan Kalama wrote two mele. One of them, Nani […]

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UK visitor wins koa uke

November 10, 2011

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This EKK season, on each evening, volunteers displayed a koa ukulele donated by Kaua‘i Music and Sound. The volunteers encouraged all to purchase tickets for a drawing to take place on closing night. As the season moved forward, each week, the presenters added their signatures to the ukulele, making it a true collector’s item. On […]

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E Kanikapila Kakou Celebrates 28!

November 10, 2011

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Year 28 of E Kanikapila Kakou saw audiences welcome 220 Hawaiian music composers, performers and entertainers for 11 Monday nights, each night with its own energy and charm, filled with storytelling, humorous anecdotes and awesome talent. This season had as its theme Hula and Harmony. Annually, a theme is struck when three collaborative organizations put […]

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