Aloha from Kaua'i!
I don't know how many folks know about this wonderful program here every Monday nite called
"E Kanikapila Kakou" - which is an informal backyard Hawaiian music jam, that shares Aloha among Kaua`i residents and visitors by experiencing Hawaii's outstanding composers, musicians and kumu hula sharing their Hawaiian songs and chants.
It has been going on for years now and has a very loyal following of residents and visitors - I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Hawaiian music (and not just because Leilani is doing it in March!).
If you enjoy real "Kanikapila" style music and enjoy singing or strumming along with some of Hawai'i's best entertainers - this wonderful program is available every Monday nite at Island School in Puhi from 6 to 9pm (behind Kilohana). Admission is donation only - whatever you like to give. Chairs are pretty much pau by 6:30!
Here is the schedule for March:
March 9: Leilani Rivera Bond and Darryl Low, they will share new CD compositions, some dancers from their halau, and Leilani's extraordinary voice. (email@example.com)
March 16: Leokane Pryor and Friends, Maui falsetto singer with new CD compositions and zesty fun personality is new to EKK. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
March 23: Lopaka Bukoski, Kauai kumu hula, along with Kelly Love and Naniwai'ui Kanahele of Ni'ihau, new to EKK and unique presentation. (email@example.com)
March 30: "Jumping Flea" Virtuosos will each share their own unique ukulele stylings - Gordon Mark, classical ukulele; David Kamakahi, contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music; (one more ukulele artist to be confirmed)
All sessions held at Island School main hall, 3-1875 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue 96766
• Location: Island School
• Time: 6 to 9 p. m.
Guaranteed good fun - and no "suggested donation" - just whatever you would like to give.