Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - April 18, 2017

Aloha kākou! Peheaʻoe? How are you? Maika'i no! 

Again I have had a very busy week. I have spent the long weekend working other ways to raise money for The Ho'okipa Project and I have been working more on the project itself. I have 2 lines written for the new song, "Ho'okipa" and will be bringing them to the mele kakou class this Sunday to explore. I have also realized that the "Making of The Ho'okipa Project" film is actually the most important aspect of this project. It's also the part of the project that explains why this cultural peace summit of music and dance is so important. With the threat of war and missile attacks hitting the airwaves daily, we NEED each other more than ever. Put down the guns and pick up an `ukulele!

For more information on The Ho'okipa Project click here:


We will be experimenting with more Facebook Live broadcasting during tonight's Kanikapila (hopefully we will have more than one camera working tonight). Tune in on my Facebook page tonight at 7:45pm MST. 

Here is a link from one of videos from last week :


This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday April 18, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!


Oli Club (Hawaiian Chanting)

Many of you have come with me before to the Aloha Music Camp. Many of you have taken the Oli classes with me at Aloha Music Camp. Many of you would like to practice more and gain a even deeper connection with this ancient art. Many of you are just curious... Well I have decided to get organized and set up a time for us to practice together.... 

What: Pirate Jim's Oli Club (Hawaiian chant)

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Sunday April 23, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE


Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Have you been coming to my Tuesday night kanikapila for a while now and wish you could sing along with me in the Hawaiian songs? Have you heard the call to learn the Hawaiian language? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the hidden meanings behind many of Hawaii's famous songs. Well then come to my new Mele Kakou class on Sunday's. We will slowly go through one song per class and break down all the words, how to say them, what they mean, the story behind the words and song, etc... There will be no pressure to memorize, but a deep requirement to have fun and learn something while doing so.

What: Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

When: Sunday April 23, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How Much$10 per person drop in or $30 per person monthly

Why: To learn how to speak and sing the Hawaiian language and learn more about the songs.