Keo Woolford

Keo Woolford Memorial at LaMaMa in New York City

I am so glad to have been a part of this special evening full of healing friendships and performances. Here is my intro at 11:26.

Robert Cazimero once said, “We all can be made better for daring to dance.” I was a student in Keo’s New York kāne hula class – albeit a remedial student who never graduated beyond basic hula movements. On the other hand, watching Keo dance brought joy… there was bravery, courage, self-belief, and beauty in his movements.

Tonight it is my honor to perform a favorite song of Keo’s… one of Hawaii’s most blessed and beloved songs… Kanaka Waiwai.

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Nathan Aweau Kawika Kahiapo George Kahumoku

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH FUNDRAISER BRINGS GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING HAWAIIAN MUSICIANS TO CHATHAM

Chatham, NJ, (January 10, 2017) – Long-time Chatham resident Andy Wang is producing a fundraiser that will present The Masters of Hawaiian Music Tour featuring Grammy award-winning artists George Kahumoku, Jr., Nathan Aweau and David “Kawika” Kahiapo at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Chatham on Monday, February 27, 2017. Tickets for the 7:00 pm show are $25 advance purchase/$30 at the door and can be purchased at http://hawaiian.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s programs and outreach.

“This is one of my favorite lineups. I think people will be blown away by the musicianship and storytelling,” said Andy Wang, organizer of the show. These three masters, who perform regularly at the renowned “Slack Key Show®” on Maui, feature Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture.

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