Hawaiian Thomas Kaulukukui

Thomas Kaauwai Kaulukukui Thomas Kaauwai Kaulukukui was an all-around athlete who played American Football and was also a standout college athlete earning 17 letters in five sports. He was the first University of Hawai’i athlete to earn All-American recognition...

Siberian Plantation Immigrants

Not So Sugary Sweet For Russian Siberian Plantation Immigrants During the heyday of sugar production at the turn of the 20th century Hawai’i supplied much of the worlds sugar. Labor demands were filled with foreign immigrants from far away lands such as Japan,...

Kākau Ancient Hawaiian Tattoo

Kākau Ancient Art Of Hawaiian Tattoo Born out of Polynesia, the ancient form of tattooing known as kākau and kā uhi, is as sacred to the Hawaiian people as hula, lei making and surfing. Traditional Kākau, Kā Uhi is an art that was nearly lost to Hawaiians, but many...

Hawaiian Legends: Menehune

Hawaiian Legends of Menehune Menehune are a mythological dwarf people in Hawaiian tradition who are said to live in the deep forests and hidden valleys of the Hawaiian Islands, hidden and far away from human settlements. The Menehune are described as superb...

Ciana Pelekai The Voice

Hawai’i Local Girl Ciana Pelekai Reaching For The Stars Little Grass Shack Island Entertainment   Hawai’i Local Girl Shines Like A Star! We first heard of her when she was just 8 or 9 years old, now… 21 year old Ciana Pelekai is a singer,...

Peter Moon

Peter Moon; Hawaiian Music Master Ukulele and Guitar Player, Record Producer, Song Writer Peter Moon was born in Honolulu, graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1962 and from the UH Manoa in 1968. As an ukulele and slack-key guitar player he gained musical...

Hawaiian Soul Movie

Hawaiian Soul Movie: George Helm Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai on his inspiration behind “Hawaiian Soul” George Helm gave birth to a new consciousness of Hawaiian Renaissance. The short film “Hawaiian Soul,” which won the Made in Hawai’i awards at the the 40th edition of the...

Gabby Pops Pahinui

Gabby Pops Pahinui Gabby “Pops” Pahinui April 22, 1921 – October 13, 1980 The late Gabby “Pops” Pahinui is one of the great masters of Hawaiian vocal, slack key and steel guitar music. A forefather of traditional modern day Hawaiian...

Dennis Pavao Hawaiian Falsetto

Dennis Pavao, Master of Hawaiian Falsetto Dennis Pavao was born in Kalapana Hawaii in July 1951. He was one of several Hawaiian musicians who, during the 1970s, led a Hawaiian music renaissance, reviving Hawaiian music, especially “ka leo...