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KZSC Interviews: Mele’uhane

http://traffic.libsyn.com/kzscfm/Meleuhane.The.Lindseys.Wiki.Wiki.Weds.mp3 We chat and hear music by Mele'uhane, coming from Kona, on Hawai'i island; Keikilani Lindsey, the dad, with sons Leo and Kaneala. In addition to the laughter-filled interview, you'll hear the instrumental that honors the voyaging canoe Hokule'a,  the sweet harmonies of "Na Na Na," and a reggae feeling on "Malama Ka 'Aina," a composition in Hawaiian, reminding us to take care, Malama, our World, the 'aina.
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Hawaiian Music For Days

The month of March brings us the sounds of the Islands, beginning with Willie K. at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga this Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm.  Willie Kahaiali'i sings just about every style of music; he can - and…

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Feb 4: Hawaiian Musical Greats at The Rio Theatre

Two stars of Hawaiian music are at the Rio Theatre Thursday February 4th--Keola Beamer, composer, singer-songwriter, accomplished slack key guitar master and Henry Kapono, singer-songwriter, actor, and rocker. Moanalani Beamer will grace the stage with hula. These gentlemen of music brought us many of the original songs that have formed the identity of Hawaiian music since the 1970s.
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Dec 16: Paula Fuga & Anuhea At Moe’s Alley

Warm it up, Santa Cruz!  Welcome the Island sounds of Paula Fuga and Anuhea to Moe's Alley Wednesday, December 16th at 8:30 pm. Paula has a truly exquisite voice and she uses her talents to be a cultural ambassador for her Hawaiian home and people. Anuhea, brings new reggae-tinged holiday music to the stage at Moe's Alley. Get your Island sway going on, groove to the music and the rare treat of having these two talents together on the mainland.
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The Merrie Monarch, David Kalakaua

Wiki Wiki Wednesday honors the birthdate of the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai'i this Wednesday between 6 and 9 am.  David La'amea Kalakaua was born November 16th, 1836 and known as 'The Merrie Monarch' for his enthusiastic revival of Hawaiian music, dance and sport. Fluent in English and Hawaiian, the young David Kalakaua studied law in his younger years, and led the group the Young Hawaiians, whose motto was "Hawaii for the Hawaiians." We will have many musical tributes to the king, along with a very special guest co-host, Ku Imua Kalakaua!
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Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku

Join the usual Wiki Wiki Wednesday Wonderland as we welcome author David Davis, promoting his new book about one of Wiki Wiki's favorite subjects; the globetrotting, record making and breaking Duke Kahanamoku. Duke Kahanamoku defined the idea of "Waterman" ~…

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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. 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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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.…

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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 !
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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…

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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…

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Hula & A Movie Jan.19th

Santa Cruz's own Ladies of Mehana hula halau are hosting a Santa Cruz movie premiere by writer/director Keo Woolford, shot on location in Hawai'i.  "The Haumana" (The Student) is an indie charmer, the story of Jonny Kealoha, who is working a…

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Makana Nov. 5th

You may have heard his music on the soundtrack to the TV series "Hawaii 5-0", the movie "The Descendants" or from one of his many albums already, but now you'll get the opportunity to hear him live. Santa Cruz is…

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Paula Fuga August 5th

Paula Fuga is a strong, courageous Hawaiian woman with a voice that soars from R & B style to reggae-licious. Backed on tour by the grooving guitar of Mike Love and Sam Ite's percussion, you'll catch the aloha spirit listening to…

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Kat Parra June 9th

Bay Area vocalist Kat Parra helps preserve a rare cultural treasure of the Sephardic diaspora, the Ladino language. An antiquated form of Castilian that includes Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish, Ladino is spoken in very few places today - mainly by older generations…

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Ledward Kaapana June 4th

Attention "Led Heads"! Ledward Kaapana returns to the redwoods with Hawaiian slack key goodness and aloha spirit. Rounding out the sound will be Mike Kaawa on 12 string guitar and Fran Guidry on second slack key.  Ledward Kaapana rolls into Don…

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