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Share an evening with Hawaiʻi’s renowned slack key guitar and falsetto artist, Bobby Moderow Jr., in the workshop Kani Nā Pua Koʻolau hosted by Windward Community College Music Instructor Kamuela Kimokeo. Play along with your instrument in a laid-back, kanikapila style while also having the opportunity to hear experiences and manaʻo (thoughts) on the process of creating music from the founding member of the six-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning group Maunalua.

“Everyone is welcome to play along,” said Kimokeo. “We bring award-winning artists like Bobby to share their music and allow students and community the opportunity to ask questions, talk story and get a personal experience with some of Hawaiʻi’s music greats.”

The evening will also include a special guest hula by Kawaikapuokalani Frank Hewett, Windward CC music lecturer and legendary kumu hula.

“We are grateful for Dr. Kimokeo’s work that brings such amazing opportunities to our campus and community,” Windward CC Chancellor Ardis Eschenberg said.

This noncredit workshop will be offered online via Zoom and includes access to downloadable sheet music and video song recordings to practice at home with Bobby.

Event details

The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Register and pay for the event online at the Hawaiʻi Music Institute website.

Participants will receive the Zoom login I.D. link and access to downloadable sheet music and video recordings a few days prior to the workshop. For assistance, call (808) 235-7433 or email

Required technology

  • Computer, tablet (such as an iPad or Samsung Galaxy tablet) or smartphone
  • Access to high-speed internet (minimum 512K)
  • A device with camera, microphone and speaker
  • Zoom quick start guide for new users

For more information, contact Kimokeo at (808) 236-9131 or email

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