It is Tuesday once again and time to kanikapila. This week we are back at my ukulele shack and I can't wait to start strumming. This week's Hawaiian word is hua. It has many, many definitions, but it is most commonly used to refer to eggs or fruit. Hua can also refer to things which are round in shape, much like eggs and fruitS like kiwi, apples, oranges and such. Appropriately so, there is also a Hawaiian moon phase called hua, which is when the moon is waxing and nearly full. Under the hua moon, the night was considered sacred to the Hawaiian god of agriculture, and as such was good luck for planting and fishing.
My picture for the week is from last Wednesday night. My good friend Rodger Leeder was having a going away kanikapila at an Irish pub. He let me break the rules and play a few Hawaiian tunes at the Celtic jam. I'm going to miss Rodger, but I am very happy for him too. Happy trails my friend and enjoy your new new home in Nova Scotia!
What: Pirate Jim's ukulele jam (Kanikapila)
Where: At Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 87 Tuscany Springs Way NW in Calgary.
When: Tuesday March 15, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm
How Much : $5.00 drop in, $50 for the yearly membership.
Why : Because it's a heck of a lot of fun and a wonderful stress relief especially under a hua moon.
See you all tonight!
- Pirate Jim