Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 13, 2017

Aloha Kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope all is well with you. As some of you may already know last Monday night I suffered a grand mal seizure. Luckily I was in bed sleeping when it happened or else my injuries could have been a lot worse. I have some major muscle pain in my back and I am now going from doctor to doctor to try and figure out why it happened and to stop it from happening again. I definately need something to take my mind off of this.... So.....

This weeks kanikapila will be at JJ's House!

When: Tuesday June 13, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002 A 26 Ave NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!


Pirate Jim's Neighbour Day Kanikapila & BBQ

Bring your ukulele and jam with us at my very special "Neighbour Day Kanikapila & BBQ"! Mayor Nenshi has declared June 17th Neighbour Day and how better to celebrate then by getting together to jam and eat BBQ!!! Bring your uke and some burgers for the grill!

We'll set-up outside my ukulele shack so that the neighbours may also join in!

When: Saturday June 17, 2017 - 2:00-4:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE but bring some burgers and such!

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: Thursday June 15 - 7:30-8:00pm and Sunday June 18, 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: Thursday June 15, 2017 - 8:00-9:00pm and Sunday June 18, 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.


Coming Ukulele Events in and around Calgary:

- August FAMI Camp 2017 - http://www.fami.ca/
August Instructional Camp   Aug 24 - 27, 2017    **Registration May 6th, 9:00 am**

- "UKESTRA" - June 20 & June 21

Evening Workshop / Concert with Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart UKESTRA from Australia - check out this link!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHg8zg3pdQ\

One evening will be in Calgary, one evening in Millarville. Limited availability for each night!