Notes and VidBits

*New Single Release, 12/28/2021

Photo Courtesy of Mikaele Foley, BYU-Hawaii Archives

My best childhood memories of my family and home town of La’ie are in this home made video.

A very special song about my life growing up on north shore of O’ahu, Hawai’i. One of many of my music mentors growing up in La’ie, Ms. Esther DeLarosa Macy whom I loved dearly, she encouraged me to record this song. No one from our North Shore communities has ever recorded this beautiful mele so I went to work on it. I flew home to La’ie and Kahuku for 3 days an got it done. Honored by my dear cousin Joe Napeahi to do a duet with me, mahalo nui loa. To Mr. Dave Tucciarone, Grammy Award, Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning Producer, aloha Dave for gifting my recording as an appreciation and token of the enduring love for my childhood home. Please enjoy, mahalo for supporting hawaiian music,

Click above to view Blue Bayou HI SESSIONS Video at the Ko’olau Ballroom’s lanai, Kaneohe Hawai’i.
Hitting the 3,578,905 mark, mahalo to the listeners and fans, aloha!

Click above to view Halau Na Pua ‘o Ka La’akea, HiSessions Live YouTube Video, an original I wrote for our Halau here in NorCal. This song was chosen for Hawaiian Airlines InFlight Services for video promotion on airplane audio and screen. Mahalo to Hawaiian Airlines and Jon Yamasoto’s crew, Hi Sessions for the live taping session. The view was breath taking on that day July 24, 2014. Aunty Ululani Zuttermeister Black sewed us all leis from her hale aina, the! The mana was quiet and still in the morning upon the foothills of the Pali mountains. Couldn’t have had a better birthday, what a way to spend it on my island home. Later that night we did Pakele Live in Honolulu and celebrated a sold out show with my family and dear friends from all over.
Click above to view Island Style Hawaiian Airlines’ Pau Hana Fridays Video, so much fun with Jack Ofoia and Aunty Ululani Zuttermeister Black.
Click above to view, this was an amazing tribute to Aunty Marie Espaniola, a true hawaiian hearted woman.
Click above to view Hilo Medley, my baby Felila Ako!
Click above to view Tele i’a O le Sami, paying tribute to my Samoan heritage.
Love Kumu Hula Shawna Alapa’i!

Click here to view me singing for the San Jose Sharks Hockey game. The Canadian Anthem and our National anthem was performed by my Kinau 8 string Ukulele, while the audience started to sing with me, way cool. The Sharks CEO said never has the fans sung along with the anthems? I said it’s the “ukulele”! February 16, 2017.

Click here to view me singing the National Anthem at an A’s game, July 26, 2019.

Click here to view me singing the National Anthem at a San Jose Sharks game, February 24, 2020.

Mahalo Spotify for the shout out!

These are three of the six original mele’s off my cd “KU’U ‘A’INA ALOHA” album enjoy.

Keiki Hula Take
Pre-post rehearsal at Wind Rivers Studio, Santa Cruz CA.
Jan. 12, 2019
With Santa Cruz’s own worldwide musician: who so graciously pre-recorded this original mele at River Studios for us.
Click here to view the video

To all the Te Hau Nui haumana, Kumu Hula Lorraine, Wind River Studios, Producer Keith Greeninger, my mele brother Steven Espaniola, Uncle Norman Markowitz, my grand keikis, hubby and parents for bringing this mele to life! CD release “KU’U ‘A’INA ALOHA” March 2020.
With heart felt thanks~

Keiki O Ka Hula
October 20, 2019
Click here to view Promo video that released in March 2020 for my current release KU’U “A’INA ALOHA.

Video shot at Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz CA. Mastered at Seventh Wave Recording Studio, Honolulu Hawai’i.
Jim Cramer, Tadd Aiona and your lovely wives,(Chauncey Ako) MAHALO’S!
Uncle Norman Markowitz, Santa Cruz Crew mahalo nui!

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