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. Lili’uokalani ascended to the throne January 29th, 1891, after the death of her brother, King David Kalakaua, known as the Merrie Monarch, for his revival of the hula, surfing and other Hawaiian arts. Queen Lili’uokalani was an accomplished author, composer and musician. She composed “Aloha ‘Oe,” or “Farewell to Thee,” a popular lover’s goodbye, which later became imbued with mourning for the loss of her country after the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom. We keep the Queen and Hawaiian Kingdom in heart, in part through the music.
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Entries by Lani
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 […]
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 […]
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 !
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 […]
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 […]
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