Nahko and Medicine for the People play the Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz Saturday, December 12th, with the Wheeland Brothers opening the show up at 9:00 pm. Nahko is of Apache, Puerto Rican and Filipino cultures and adopted into the family of music. With the power of Real Talk Music, Nahko gathers a tribe of truth seekers to each concert and event.
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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!
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” ~ in and out of the sea, the surf, from the Ocean to Olympic pools, this […]
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.
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 […]