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“Aftermath of Aloha”

April 5, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle   “Aftermath of Aloha”  After events, volunteers are generally tasked with picking up recyclables and trash; not so for EKK Volunteers. The morning after the final night of EKK, 23 of my 40 EKK volunteers showed up at the […]

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EKK: “The Hawaiian Islands in Song”

March 23, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle   “Recapping the 2014 EKK Season — Continuing the Legacy” The Legacy of Hawaiian Music is definitely alive and well in the hands of the many artists who have graced the E Kanikapila Kakou stage over the […]

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“The Show Must Go On”

March 16, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle   “The Show Must Go On” Historically March has been a challenging month for E Kanikapila Kakou, mostly due to extreme weather conditions … nothing like the polar vortex, but the heavy rains do not go easily ignored on this island. […]

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“The Maunalua Effect”

March 9, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle   “The Maunalua Effect” “Contagious” is a word and condition that we all know too well. When someone is coughing, we shy away from them; when someone gives out bad vibes, we move away from the source; […]

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“A Full Circle Story”

March 4, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle Monday night’s EKK program was dedicated to Tutu Connie Velarde who discovered EKK about six years ago. Since then it has been a highlight in her life. She brought her hanae grandson, Kainalu Palama to EKK. Toting the ‘ukulele that Grandma […]

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EKK: “Youthful Musicians Herald New Music”

February 24, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle “A New Breed of Musicians”  Many months ago I asked Brittni Paiva to participate as one of the artists at EKK and she quickly obliged. I flew on Hawaiian Air to Honolulu and saw the issue of Hana […]

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“Exceptional Music, Mah-valous Stories, and so much Aloha”

February 10, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle “Exceptional Music, Mah-valous Stories, and so much Aloha” What a night it was! Emotions were running high, excitement was in the air, the Jasmine Ballroom was buzzing with an overflow crowd, and there was an intangible feeling […]

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Blending Traditional and Contemporary.

February 3, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle  A new twist at EKK: The usual 6:00 – 7:00 ‘ukulele hour was expanded in last week’s EKK to take advantage of the presenters scheduled for the evening.  Peter Moon Jr. took on the lion’s share of […]

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“The Essence of Kanikapila” captured by Kimo Hussey and the Kaua’i Kama’ainas.

January 24, 2014

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Mahalo to Anne E. O’Malley for the great photos and putting up everything for our Facebook Friends https://www.facebook.com/ekanikapilakakou.kauaistyle “These guys are hot!”   It was homecoming night in the Jasmine Ballroom at the Kaua’i Beach Resort as “snowbirds” and residents enthusiastically greeted each other after about nine month’s absence. Many new faces directed by family […]

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E Kanikapila Kakou Schedule 2014

January 16, 2014

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Monday, January 20, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm E Kanikapila Kakou 2014 Week #1 (Mondays, January 20 to March 24) Kimo Hussey and the Kaua’i Kama’ainas (Edward Punua, Jack Wilhelm, Gabby Manintin) Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom Contact:  <giac05@icloud.com>   Monday, January 27, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm E Kanikapila Kakou 2014  Week #2   Cyril L Pahinui, Jeff […]

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