Just say “E hele mai ana au” – I’m coming!

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

RichardHo'opi'iAs you may have noticed – I’m so excited about these three gentlemen coming to Seldovia!  Our final glimpse will be of Richard Ho’opi’i who is accompanied in this video by George Kahumoku, Jr..   This concert will feature all three artists:  Led, George and Richard – and I didn’t want to give it all away by putting them all together – so you will just have to show up Tuesday night at 6:30pm for the potluck and 7:30pm for the concert!  Bring your favorite Alaskan dish to share and get an opportunity to meet these grammy award-winning Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters!

UNCLE RICHARD HO’OPI’I is one of Hawai’i’s most beloved singers. Known as one half of the popular Maui duo, The Ho’opi’i Brothers, which recorded 7 albums, he has practiced the traditional Hawaiian art of leo ki’eki’e (falsetto) for most of his life. He and his late brother, Solomon were recipients in 1997 of the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Folk Heritage Fellowship, America’s highest honor for traditional artists. After the passing of his brother, his 2003 CD Ululani represented a new journey for Richard as a solo artist. Richard is featured on four of George Kahumoku’s compilation CDs. Born in the tiny village of Kahakuloa on Maui’s remote Northwest coast, Uncle Richard grew up immersed in the rural Hawaiian lifestyle of family, church, taro farming, fishing, and homemade entertainment. There was no TV, not even much radio, so everyone in the village made music. “They taught us so much more than music; it was a whole way of living.” Uncle Richard knows that, like all Hawaiian artists, he maintains a rich cultural legacy. “When you sing Hawaiian music,” he says, “you’re representing the kupuna (elders), who have guided and inspired you, and all the musicians that came before and will come after.”

Biographical information is taken from the press release prepared by Pasifika Artists Network LLC.  More about each artist may be found on his website.

Masters of Hawaiian Music:

George Kahumoku Jr,

Led Kaapana,

“Uncle” Richard Ho‘opi‘i   

coming to Seldovia with much Aloha and fun. 

September 23 

Bring your family to this community event at

Susan B. English School.

Alaskan/Hawaiian Potluck at 6:30 P.M.

 Special performance at 7:30 P.M.

Tickets:  $15.00  for adults, $8.00 for children and $35.00 For families.

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