Hula on The Untitled Action Bronson Show

We were invited to perform Hawaiian music with hula dancers on the The Untitled Action Bronson Show. What a crazy experience! American fashion designer, entrepreneur, and artist Marc Ecko was a guest. And I was delighted to meet Top Chef contestant Sheldon Simeon. Turns out that Chef Sheldon plays a mean ʻukulele too! Before taping, he and I jammed on some Kaʻau Crater Boys songs! A very cool memory. Look for us on VICELAND.

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Hawaiian slack key guitar festival

My Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Adventure

Remember that there is no perfect life, just perfect moments. And it’s these moments you must cherish; it’s these moments that make the whole journey worthwhile. — Ritu Ghatourey

In a few days, I’ll be performing at the 2015 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival — specifically at the New Jersey and Virginia shows — and it simply blows my mind. Seriously. I have been a fan of the festivals for at least 15 years having attended multiple shows on Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. For over 30 years, the festivals have been THE place to spend a day watching all your idols play on a single stage.

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NYSE Shaka

Why I Flashed the Shaka Sign at the NYSE Opening Bell

As seen at Huffington Post Hawaii.

On the morning of Sept. 10, I enjoyed the great privilege of standing at the podium of NYSE Euronext as a participant in the opening bell ceremonies, marking the launch of the KraneShares CSI China Five-Year Plan ETF. It had been 21 years since I was a summer intern on the floor, and the scene below me was nearly unrecognizable. Today, the trading floor is littered with flat screens and handheld devices rather than buy/sell pads and torn trade tickets. The number of floor traders has been reduced dramatically, and CNBC’s broadcast stage sits in place of what I understand used to be “Post 9.” It was great to be back, and the history and excitement of standing there was not lost on me.

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Hawaiian food New York

Andy interviewed by “Mission Menu” about Hawaiian food (New York)

Discovery Networks International contacted me about appearing on Mission Menu, a restaurant makeover program that will premiere on TLC International in 2012. The 30-minute series is a co-production with nuvoTV that follows three international chefs as they overhaul existing restaurants. The self-described “United Nations of chefs” will cook up delicious drama while helping restaurants go from simmering to sizzling with exciting new culture-based dishes.

Episode 6. Hawaiian Aloha Grass skirts, hula dancing, and a whole pig roast – G’s team goes Hawaiian as they try to create a winning combination! Will traditional poi and pork buns heat up things up for a cooling Hawaiian shave ice shop?

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