Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - May 2, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Happy Lei Day! Yes, I am a day late, but I am pretending that today is still May 1. For those that don't know, May 1 is a special day in Hawaii. May 1 is Lei Day!

“May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei.” This popular phrase in the islands prevents anyone from forgetting this special day. It was Don Blanding, a writer and poet, who first suggested that a holiday should be dedicated to the beautiful Hawaiian tradition of making and wearing lei. But it was Grace Tower Warren, also a writer, who came up with the idea that the holiday should coincide with May Day. And so since the first Lei Day on May 1, 1928, Hawaii has continued the annual celebration to this very day. - https://www.hawaii.com/discover/may-day-in-hawaii/

This week I have started working on the Ho'okipa documentary film project. I can't tell you much yet, but I am getting very excited about the project again and I think you will too. Stay tuned!!!

Tonight we are meeting at a new location. One of our club members JJ has kindly opened up her home for us to stop by and kanikapila in.

This weeks kanikapila will be at JJ's House!

When: Tuesday May 2, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002 A 26 Ave 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 an 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 May 7, 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 May 7, 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.