Friday 8/25

Humbled Roots

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Selassie Ites

The Selassie Ites hail from the Big Island of Hawaii, the volcanic inspiration for their song “FIYAH ROCK”. From the beautiful and lush, yet economically challenged Puna District, the original sounds of the Selassie Ites echo the cries of the poor, the oppressed and faithful with their groundbreaking sounds influenced by roots reggae, dancehall, rock,funk…

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Kapu System

Hailing primarily out of Mānana, Kapu System is made up of 7 talented and musically experienced youth who all share a common love for music with messages of truth, hope, consciousness and positivity. They have all found that “roots reggae” music delivers an unexplainable vibe which helps get these messages across. Whether its inna lovers,…

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Chief Ragga

Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/Chief-Ragga-333800506643153/    

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Saturday 8/26

LifeInPursuit

LifeinPursuit’s music is best described as beachy, rhythm-based acoustic rock, but has recently been adding some edginess and rock/rap flavor to their existing sound. LIP plays mostly originals, with lyrics ranging from complex and thought-provoking to simple and playful. All three band members contribute to the songwriting process, whichs creates a unique atmosphere of verbage….

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Maka Gallinger

Born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands, Maka found her inspiration in every day life and the beauty surrounding her. Her words and music encourage a positive outlook on life and relay a message of hope. Enjoy her sultry voice accompanied by her beautiful ukulele playing that, together, create her unique sound.   Website: https://www.reverbnation.com/makagallinger

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Kahea

With roots in Waimea and Kohala, as well as Oahu, Kahea has been singing and playing guitar since she was 9 years old. The high school junior has performed on the streets of Waikiki, at Hawaii Teen Fest 2017, opened for Irie Love on the Big Island, and finished 2nd in the recent Omega Psi Phi…

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Kingside

Bringing a fresh blend of rock, hip hop, & island music, Big Island band Kingside can be summed up in one word: grooving. The four-piece began jamming on the streets of Honokaa and they continue to hone their live sound around Hawaii. Songwriters Higgs & Brad Bordessa contribute original tunes that compliment the wide array…

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Llosh & Found

Llosh Winne and his band Llosh & Found have been playing music together on the Big Island of Hawai’i for two years.  Llosh started singing at young age when he joined his elementary school choir in Homer, Alaska.  His introduction to music was facilitated by his music teacher Atz Kilcher, father of well-known musician, Jewel.  In high school, Llosh continued with…

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The Good Tree

Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodtree2/  

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Mikey Fiyah

Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sCtCKw Born Michael James Hooser Jr on The Big Island Of Hawai’i, known as “Mikey” in his hometown of Waikoloa Village. Growing up around music, Mikey was exposed to a variety of music. His parents Michael and Wini Hooser were the founding members of The Ho’oko St. Band who performed all over the islands…

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Soul Medic

Described by Rocky Allan Bailey (reggae pioneer and event MC) as “The #1 Reggae artist in California” -Reggae singer/songwriter/producer- Soulmedic hails from Northern California and the Big Island of Hawaii forwarding potent reggae and dancehall music. Soulmedic delivers vocal versatility and songs of inspiration rooted firm in truth and rights. Known for energetic stage shows,…

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Dirty Roots & Soul Redemption

Social Media Links:   https://www.facebook.com/Dirty-Roots-Soul-Redemption-114439821910156/  

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Sunday 8/27

Hannah Kaplon

Hannah Kaplon is a Hawaii-raised singer/songwriter.  She was born on March 15, 1994 in Estacada, OR and moved to Hawaii at the age of 6.  She began writing her own poems and songs at the age of 8 and started performing publicly at open mic nights at 13.  Her musical style encompasses jazz, blues and…

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Kehaulani

Kehaulani is a singer, hula dancer, poet & mama & da first woman to become the Poet Laureate of Queens. Kehaulani means “morning dew from the heavens” ~ it is a name gifted to her from her first Kumu Hula ~ Kumu Healani Youn, Miss Aloha Hula 1986. Kehau is of Corean ancestry (her name…

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Anthrophony

Anthrophony (An·thraw·fun·ee) n. 1. All sound created by humans [lit. “human sound”] 2. Experimental music trio from Hawai’i Island   Brad Bordessa – ‘Ukulele Noa Eads – Drums Social Media Links: https://www.facebook.com/anthrophony/    

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The Rachael Scott Band

From the beginning, Rachael Scott has always been into the art of story-telling. Writing down all of her thoughts whenever she could, she completed her first novel at 18, and two more a few years later. Born to a family full of talent, there has always been somewhere to turn for inspiration. Her father, a…

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Tomi Isobe Blues Band

Aloha!! My name is Tomi Isobe. I am a Musician currently living on a Big Island of Hawaii. I have been singing & playing for last 35 years of my life in Boston, Georgia & Hawaii. Blues is my passion of music however, I have very wide variety of Repertoire. I sing daily at Many…

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Mokuleo

Mokuleo is a band originated in Hilo, Hawaiʻi in May of 2010… which started with members Ricky Alaniz Sr., Chad Grace, Daniel “Lopaka” Kenoi & Jayson Castillas. In late 2011 Band seperated and present recording engineer/producer at the time Solo Artist, Singer/Song-Writer Rob Yamanoha whom was producer & engineering Mokuleo’s debut album ended up joining…

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Pau Hana Pickers

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Dagan Bernstein

An expressive singing voice and rhythmic acoustic guitar playing are at the core of Big Island musician Dagan Bernstein’s “inspired folk music”. With the green hills of Waimea as his muse, Dagan combines the lyrical songwriting of Bob Dylan with the honest sensibility of Johnny Cash to write songs that invites the listener to be…

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Don May

Social Media Links:   https://www.facebook.com/don.may.songguy Website: https://www.reverbnation.com/donmaysongwriter

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Brad Bordessa

Brad began playing ‘ukulele in 2005 at the age of 12 in Kona, Hawai’i. After a few introductory classes he set off on his own to begin a mostly-solo journey of musical discovery. The primary exception was the Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop where every year he would study with amazing teachers like Herb Ohta Jr. and…

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