LiveAlohaLive.. just back from deep R+R .. Kauai … steeped in Hawaiiana, Tahitian + Polynesian vibz, the aina …
ka malama lekio inna Hawaiian Style
Limahuli winds, rains, scapes.. full mahina, radiant kahikole, cloud-speak, flora-powa, birdsong, … with deep mahalos to Tepairu+Jo, Pat, Ray, Jessee, Jimmy et al@ Heiva i Kauai 2012, Tiki Carvers Sefu + Richi, Shell +bone Crafters Ritchie and Fas, Leticia, Sue, Damon, and Carol @ 7Artists, Dawn and Michelle in Hanapepe, Brian in Wainiha, Linda and , Hawaiian Music Store, KKCR Community Radio http://www.kkcr.org/for magnificent dreamy musical Hawaiian musical mornings (weekdays 7-9 PST) and Ron Wiley @ KONG radio.So, Awapuhi was a particular theme throughout this journey .. pictured above… along with the rhythmic pulse of the rainforest …and, of course, the Heiva itself … woooooow … Debra Sue and I volunteered for a few days ..and loved every minute of it … a few images follow … http://www.heivaikauai.com/
Back in El Cerrito, we are swelling and swooning to, among others, Cody Pueo Pata, Amy Hanaialii, NaPalapalai, and an collection of as yet unidentifiable South Pacific ditties compiled by Havaiki Tribal Art Gallery http://www.havaikiart.com/… working on some positive track id’s … you’ll hear all shortly via worldOneradio … 88.1 keCg 97.7 … Do you have worldOne on TuneIn on your smart phone ? Have you otherwise found us via Shoutcast? Listen for loops of Beethoven, Mcferrin’s Circle Songs, WolfHawkJaguar, Tree House Orchestra, Les Nubian, and musics we sent up with Voyager (“Send more Chuck Berry !”) .. along with deeply musical and thoughtful curations by Gregg McVicar/Undercurrents , Doug Wendt/AllWorldBeat , and Ed Vincent/ Radio Edsoft. The youth crew will e back in the daily mid-morning saddle, weekdays as we get into later September.
Big Up and Double XXL XO’s to Sefu and Richi … who sent us home with some handcrafted Tongan/Hawaiian vibz ..
… Quite enough to make sure we are suffering from a palpable loooonging for all the revitalized tendrils to the aina, Hawaiia cultures and peoples … thankfully, upon arrival, as we plunge back into glocal domesticity, routines, and practices … we were taken up in a Dhol Rhythm workouts at Ashkenez with Vicki and Nina .. and the Indian wedding crashers event last night in SF .. with clamorous mock-wedding-crasher procession down Mission Street .. and the hipheartcharging dancefloorthrillers from DJ JimmyLove … http://nonstopbhangra.ning.com/
may you walk in rhythm … live in onelovegalore ..
may we all … livealohalive … = : ) ~