Hawai‘i Spotlight - Jam Sesh with Kekoa Kane

Hawai‘i Spotlight - Jam Sesh with Kekoa Kane

October 18, 2018

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Aloha Tower Marketplace - Blue Pavilion (Lanai)

The Hawai’i Spotlight program provides opportunities for students to explore different parts of the island and learn about the Hawaiian culture and the community we live in. It focuses on the core values of the University: Aloha, Kuleana and Pono. Students will explore what each value means and identify ways to exemplify these values in their daily lives. These events are scheduled once per month.


For this month’s Hawaii Spotlight, we will bring the Hawaiian culture to campus! We are excited to present Kekoa Kane who will be teaching participants a mele Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian song). Those who play ʻukulele are welcome to bring theirs to jam along! He will also share mana'o (information) about Hawaiian music and its history.


Kekoa Kane is an award-winning Hawaiian falsetto singer and ukulele player. He has been performing since he was 4 years old, has won multiple competitions, and is the recipient of multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards. As a member of the Mana Maoli Collective. Mana Maoli is the nonprofit that started Oahu's first charter school and continues to support 14 schools across the islands with its Mana Mele Project, which teaches students Academics, Business, and Culture (ABCs) though music and multimedia, via year-long classes, short to long term mentorships on and off campus, and a solar mobile studio. Kekoa is not only exceptionally talented, he's also a strong supporter of spreading the message of Hawaiian music.


RSVP to attend this Jam Sesh with Kekoa Kane by completing the Hawai‘i Spotlight Reservation. Seating is limited.  Pupus (refreshments) and drinks will be served.

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