Hawaii's Inspiring Aloha Spirit

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Hawaii's Inspiring Aloha Spirit

Aloha Festivals is Hawaii's annual celebration of the Aloha Spirit through music, dance, arts, and culture that kicks off this month. Outrigger Hotels and Resorts invites visitors and kamaaina to participate in the many scheduled Aloha Festivals observances on Oahu, MauiKauai and Hawaii Island.
Outrigger is also pleased to share these stories of Hawaii's performers and artists from our own collection of OutriggerHawaii.com videos, articles, and blog postsFollow OutriggerHawaii.com on Facebook, too!

Hula is Poetry of Movement. Hula is a Way of Life. 

Respected kumu hula Blaine Kamalani Kia and Leimomi Ho share their perspectives on the poetry, tradition and way of life that is hula.  Kumu hula and cultural advisor Blaine and his halau perform every Tuesday 4:30 - 6 pm at Waikiki Beach Walk®.  This month, he will also participate in several Aloha Festival events at Waikiki Beach Walk® and Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel. Attend Aloha Festivals events at Waikiki Beach Walk®

The Art of Making a Kamaka Ukulele.


Second generation ukulele craftsman, Sam Kamaka Jr. explains how this iconic instrument is lovingly made at the family-owned, 50-year-old, Kamaka Ukulele company.   Kamaka Ukulele carries on a music tradition that orginated with stringed instruments introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants. Take a tour of Kamaka Ukulele 

Living in Paradise, Making Music Hawaii-Style.

Grammy® winner Daniel Ho continues to popularize the Hawaiian music genre for a larger, global audience.  Daniel Ho shares his feelings for his home state through his original songs and music compositions.  Read an interview with Daniel Ho 

Visit with Music Makers at Kani Ka Pila Grille! 

Cyril PahinuiClose up of Daniel Ho playing ukuleleluana maitland wearing a haku lei on her head

Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel's famed Kani Ka Pila Grille is host to legendary slack-key guitarist Cyril Pahinui and many of Hawaii's music artists who perform weekly at the open-air venue. Follow Outrigger Reef on the Beach on Facebook to stay in touch with the music merriment!


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