Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - August 22, 2017

Aloha kakou,

Pehea'oe? Maika'i au! I hope your adventure watching the eclipse yesterday was fun. I was inside eating a cheeseburger when it all went down. I was hoping it would go really dark here during the event, but it didn't. I guess I should have driven to Idaho Falls.  Hopefully the rest of these dog days or summer will be as fun as yesterday. How about we keep it going with a jam?

This weeks kanikapila will be at JJ's House!

When: Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002 A 26 Ave NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I think I am starting to come down with a cold today myself, but other than that I feel good. It has been 28 days of being anxiety attack and seizure free. WOOT WOOT! I can deal with a little head cold than another seizure any day.

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - February 28, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Have another 7 days past already? Awe! Time sure goes fast when thinking about ukulele and olelo Hawaii all the time. This past week has been very inspiring with the new Mele Kakou class on Sunday mornings. My Sunday's are now full of olelo hawaii studying and I am loving it. You should come check it out some Sunday. As for this weeks kanikapila...

This weeks kanikapila will be at Lister House

When: Tuesday February 28, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 355 Schubert Pl NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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"NEW" 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 March 5, 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 March 5, 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.

 

 

 

 

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - February 14, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Hau'oli la aloha! Happy Love Day! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? I am fantastic! My week at the Aloha Music Camp was just amazing and I have been recharged. My fire for Hawaiian music, dance and culture has been fully re stoked! I was so inspired that I am starting up two new regular events that I will explain more about below.

Tonight we will be holding a very special Valentines Day Kanikapila in the lobby of Point McKay Towers. Bring you uke and your valentine and share the aloha!!!

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

When: Tuesday February 14, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

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

How Much: FREE 

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Play Paintball With Pirate Jim

I will be returning to Capture The Flag this weekend with my boys, so come out with us and shoot some paint!

What: Play Paintball and Jam with Pirate Jim's Posse

Where: Capture The Flag - Cochrane - 72032 North, Range Road 40

(for more info on Capture The Flag go to: http://www.capturetheflag.com/

When: Saturday February 18, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

How Much: Depends how much you shoot and how good of a gun you want to rent. 

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"NEW" 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 February 19, 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.

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"NEW" 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 February 19, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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The Aloha Nui Agency

You may have noticed a new link on my website. The link says Aloha Nui Agency.... Well folks, I have an exciting partnership started with the one and only Herb Ohta Jr. I will be working hard to bring him to Canada in the very near future. Check out the page and watch out for Herb in Canada soon!

www.alohanuiagnecy.com

www.herbohtajr.com

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Well my friends that is all the news I have for now..... more to come! Stay Tuned!

Malama ko aloha

- Pirate Jim

 

My advanced Oli class at Ho'ike night - AMC 2017

My advanced Oli class at Ho'ike night - AMC 2017

Hau'oli la aloha

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - January 31, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope all is well with you. This week I am getting ready for my journey to the Aloha Music Camp on Saturday taking place on the beautiful island of Kauai. I will talk about this more down below and next week. Yes, next week I will not be at the jam, but my lovely wife Stanis will be in charge so come on down!

Tonight's jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday January 31, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Come To The Aloha Music Camp With Pirate Jim in 2018!

In June of 2007 I attended the Aloha Music Camp for the first time. I had never played an ukulele before and was curious about Hawaiian music and Hula, but I was not expecting the influence it would have on my life from that time forward.

https://alohamusiccamp.org/

As a child I would come to the islands every year for 2-3 weeks with my parents. I never realized the sights, sounds, smells and feelings Hawaii gave me would stay with me subconsciously over the years. Since that first camp I have been back to camp every year and have learned a lot about Hawaiian culture, music and dance. It has become a big part of how I now live life. The spirit of aloha has fully influenced my life.

This year's camp is sold out and the 2018 will also sell out quickly, but I want you all to come with me. When registration opens up for 2018 I will let you know immediately so we can get as many of us signed up as possible... if we get enough of us going we'll get a discount. Keep you ear to the ground and listen for my cue!

Well my friends that is all for this week.... see you tonight!

Malama ko aloha

- Pirate Jim

 

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - January 24, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I've had a busy week... it's tax time soon so I have been doing a lot of book keeping (yuck). At one point on Sunday I had a hard time speaking english. All that would come out of my mouth was numbers... YUCK!

My doctor orders me to get together my friends and family tonight and strum on a four string instrument (you heard right, Stanis is back tonight! Woot Woot!).

Tonight's Kanikapila

This weeks jam will be at my shack

When: Tuesday January 24, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Play Paintball With Pirate Jim

I will be returning to Capture The Flag this weekend, so come out with me and shoot some paint!

What: Play Paintball and Jam with Pirate Jim

Where: Capture The Flag - Cochrane - 72032 North, Range Road 40

(for more info on Capture The Flag go to: http://www.capturetheflag.com/

When: Saturday January 28, 2017 - 12:00 - 4:00pm

How Much: Depends how much you shoot and how good of a gun you want to rent. 

That's all for now my friends!

Malama ko aloha

- Pirate Jim

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - December 27, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! I had a blast and my son got the t-shirt! 

I am running short on time and news items this week so I will be very short and sweet! 

Tonight's Kanikapila 

This weeks jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday December 27, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

HowMuch: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

See you tonight kakou! 

- Pirate Jim

 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 22, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Maika'i? Good? Well I'm on top of the world this week because my beloved Calgary Stampeders won the Western Final and punched their ticket to the Grey Cup (Canada's version of the Superbowl for all my non-CFL watching ohana). Go Stamps Go! 

 

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Tonight's Kanikapila 

Unfortunately Stanis and I can not make the jam this week, but do not fear! The jam will be lead tonight by my good friend and long time club member Barb Yates. I will be running through my piece in Dance Montage 2016 at the tech rehearsal tonight, but I will be thinking about you all and strumming from the University Theatre. It's a tech rehearsal so I may be out long after you finish jamming. :(

This weeks jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday November 22, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

 Pirate Jim LIVE in Dance Montage 2016

Dance Montage 2016 is taking place at the University of Calgary Theatre at the U of C campus. There are a bunch of different dance pieces all created by different choreographers in the show and our piece is the Hawaiian themed one. We have 14 or so dancers and me! I have taught them all 2 oli chants and we perform two hula's back to back. I am very excited to show you our work.

Tickets are still available : http://scpa.ucalgary.ca/events/dance-montage-2

Show Dates: Thursday November 24, 2016 - 8pm

                        Friday November 25, 2016 - 8pm

                        Saturday November 26, 2016 - 2pm & 8pm

All performances are at the Unversity Theatre!

https://maps.google.ca/maps?oe=UTF-8&hl=en-ca&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=ca&entry=s&sa=X&ftid=0x53716f09038b6ced:0xee054351484850bc&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D

 

 

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