To celebrate Earth Day, the Hawaiʻi Music Institute at Windward Community College will host Aloha ʻĀina: A Kanikapila for Earth Day on April 22, 2–5 p.m. in the new Hale Aʻo Hawaiian Studies music hālau designed with exceptional acoustics and houses the college’s newly acquired Steinway piano.
Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to bring an instrument and their voice and hula, to the new facility to enjoy and promote mālamalama ke Koʻolaupoko through music. Refreshments will be provided.
Guest speakers and musicians include Teresa Bright, Kaʻala Carmack, Mahealani Cypher from Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club and more.
“We want to celebrate the ʻāina with music, in a very informal and traditional style, kanikapila-style,” said Carmack, music instructor and Hawaiʻi Music Institute director. “We will also talk just a little bit about what’s important for sustainability on our Windward side and how it can impact the rest of the island and even beyond.”
For more information on Aloha ʻĀina: A Kanikapila for Earth Day, contact Kaʻala Carmack via email at (808)236-9130.
—By Bonnie Beatson