Entries by Lani

September 2nd, 1838, Birthday of Lili’uokalani

On Wiki Wiki Wednesday, a musical tribute to the music and songs of Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands, we celebrate the birth of Queen Lili’uokalani.  She was born September 2nd, 1838 and reigned as Queen in her own right, in the Kingdom of Hawai’i, in the middle of the sea.  Lili’uokalani ascended to the throne […]

Wed Aug 26: “Play What You Feel and Play With Aloha,”

Ledward Kaapana, from Hawai’i Island, playing his inimitable slack key guitar style, rallies in the redwoods with Fran Guidry on Wednesday.  These gentlemen of music perform at 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 26th. Led has been entertaining audiences since “small kid kind” days in the tiny village of Kalapana, with the black sand bay.  There were […]

Mele’uhane Wednesday July 29th

  Keikilani and Leokani Lindsey come to California – and Santa Cruz – next “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday.  Keikilani is the father and Leokani the son in this family duo from Kona, on Hawai’i Island, also known as The Big Island.     The family is big on talent, as papa Keikilani distills 5 generations of […]

Willie K. at Moe’s Alley May 21

As powerful and as unpredictable as an exploding volcano, Willie K pours his musical prowess over Santa Cruz on Thursday May 21st.

Moe’s Alley will be the dancing party point Thursday, May 21st, as Willie K brings his diverse musical interests to the stage.  Willie K knows his blues, as well as reggae-influenced tunes.  Rockers gonna rock, jazz fans will be entertained, as Willie K can play “any kine” ~ with virtuoso status on guitar, ukulele and bass, he can even voice operatic Italian arias !

Bowl’o BOLO

The charming and personable BOLO Mikiela Rodrigues plays Hawaiian Latin Classical Fusion, and he will be performing locally at the end of August! Here, overlooking the soft green seas of the Monterey Bay,  Bolo hopes to come on up  to our little redwood-grass shack on the hill to visit “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday on August 27th. He promises to play a song […]

Hawaiian Slack Key Feb. 18th

They may slack their guitar strings, but don’t you slack off!  Come honor the music and the heritage of Hawai’i at the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters show with three of the greats: George Kuo, Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi. George Kuo is a direct line to the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s, as he brings […]