Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 27, 2017

Aloha kakou! Pehea'oe? Hau'oli la pōʻaluao aloha! Hello everyone. How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday! I hope you are doing well. I am in the middle of week 3 of my seizure recovery and although my muscles are still sore I feel better mentally and my creativity has exploded! I am busy working on my filmmaking course and The Ho'okipa Project. I have further details on that down below. I also am very close to announcing a performance date in Calgary for Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse. Stay Tuned! 

Ukulele Underground Aloha Friday Jam! I have been aware of a fantastic ukulele website for many years called the Ukulele Underground. Ukulele Underground was created in 2007 with the purpose of helping to grow the next generation of ukulele players throughout the world. For years, the ukulele had been labeled a toy instrument never to be taken seriously.  Today, Ukulele Underground continues to challenge the world's preconceived notions of what the ukulele is supposed to sound like and break barriers that limit the types of music the ukulele is associated with. You can even Jam live with Aldrine every Friday or catch the replay anytime you like. Check out last Friday's jam:

This weeks kanikapila will be held in the lobby of The Riverside Towers - Tower One.

When: Tuesday June 27, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 145 Point Drive NW (In the main lobby)

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!


Ho'okipa Project Rehearsal / Writing / Organizational Meetings

It's time to get organized and creative! Thursdays & Sunday's I am opening up the shack to rehearse and write our material for the Ho'okipa Project. 

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

When: Thursdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 12:00pm (No rehearsal June 27)

Who: All members of Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse

Ho'okipa Project Update:

The project page has been updated with the new project changes.


The changes include:

- The project is becoming a documentary series that will be available online. The first episode is already in production with the first film shoot happening during the Calgary Stampede Parade on July 7, 2017.

- We are no longer recording audio during our trip to Kaua'i. The recording of our songs will be done here in Calgary. We will still create a music video for one of the songs and the " behind the scenes" movie will be now become part of the documentary web series.

- Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse will be performing in around Calgary throughout the summer and fall. Some of these performances will be filmed for the documentary series. Watch for show announcements in the coming weeks and be and extra, crew or part of the studio audience. 


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 July 2, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE


Olelo Hawaii Class - Hawaiian Song Study and Language 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 Olelo Hawaii class on Sunday's. We will slowly learn the Hawaiian language and some songs along the way 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 July 2, 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.


Ukulele Internet Links & Events in and around Calgary:

https://www.lightsfilmschool.com/  -  Online Flim School

https://www.youtube.com/user/ukuleleunderground  -  A place to learn songs and Jam online