Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - April 4, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Hau'oli ke aloha Po'alua! Happy Aloha Tuesday! Hau'oli nui loa. I am so happy and excited this week. I know I promised you more information on a new top secret musical project on Wednesday, but planning things has taken longer than I expected, but also things are getting more exciting as I plan. I can give a few details now and our fundraising will be starting later this week.

The project is called "The Ho'okipa Project". A recording and video project that will bring people together from around the world to share in the true spirit of aloha and the Hawaiian value of ho'okipa (hospitality). 20 of my ukulele group members will be flying with me to Kaua'i to record two songs, a music video and attend the 2018 Aloha Music Camp. We are inviting our camp friends and teachers to join us in the filming and recording and during that time we will be displaying our own western hospitality with a world famous stampede breakfast. A summit of western hospitality and Hawaiian ho'okipa. More news and how YOU can help us complete this project will follow soon...

This weeks kanikapila will be held at my shack.

When: Tuesday April 4, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

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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 9, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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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 9, 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.