Grammy Award-Winning Hawaiian Musicians to Perform Fundraiser in Chatham

Long-time Chatham resident Andy Wang is bringing The Masters of Hawaiian Music Tour featuring Grammy award-winning musicians to town. The one-night only performance showcases Hawaii’s unique acoustic guitar style, rich storytelling, and beautiful hula dancing that transports audiences to Hawaii’s tranquil waters and mountain views. Tickets for the Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:00 pm show at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Chatham, are $25 advance/$30 at the door and can be purchased at or by calling 800-838-3006. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s programs and outreach.

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Hula at the 92Y in New York City

New York Hula at 92Y Street Fest ’19


12–1 pm: Broadway Casts of Chicago, Mean Girls, Tootsie and Waitress perform

92Y School of Music, Harkness Dance and Musical Theater performances:

1:15–2 pm: NY Blues Hall of Famer Chris Bergson and the Chris Bergson Band
2-2:45 pm: the Melissa Stylianou Trio interpreting standards
3-3:15 pm: Lili Tewes
3:15-3:45 pm: Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima O Niuoka
3:55-4:15 pm: Musical Theater Faculty performing selections from 42nd Street and Easter Parade!

What an adventure and privilege it was to perform at the 92Y annual Street Fest! It’s a free, public outdoor festival that boasts 50,000 attendees and features performances and activities for adults and children.

It was also an unexpected treat to watch American jazz musician Gene Bertoncini perform before us as part of the Melissa Stylianou Trio.

Thanks to our friends who came out! And Happy Birthday to Kumu Vicky Holt Takamine!

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World Oceans Day Celebration Onboard Peace Boat!

Wow! It was an exciting opportunity to be a part of the celebrations for the United Nations World Oceans Day hosted onboard the Peace Boat in New York City! Along with the dancers of Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima o Nuioka and my fellow musicians, I proudly accepted the invitation to open the day’s festivities… preceding the opening keynote by “Her Deepness” Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence and Founder of Mission Blue. Highlights also included keynote speeches by Fabien Cousteau of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning center and Daniela Fernandez of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.

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Nathan Aweau Kawika Kahiapo George Kahumoku


Chatham, NJ, (January 16, 2019) – Long-time Chatham resident Andy Wang is bringing The Masters of Hawaiian Music Tour featuring Grammy award-winning artists George Kahumoku, Jr., Nathan Aweau and David “Kawika” Kahiapo to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Chatham on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Tickets for the 7:00 pm show are $25 advance purchase/$30 at the door and can be purchased at or by calling 800-838-3006. The proceeds benefit St. Paul’s programs and outreach.

“I’m excited to welcome the return of 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 performed in Chatham two year ago, regularly appear at the renowned “Slack Key Show®” on Maui, featuring Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture.

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Liliʻu: Tribute to a Queen

We define our family, our ‘ohana, very broadly. It may have be begun with our parents and brothers and sisters, but it now includes hundreds of people who give us the support necessary for our creative endeavors.

– Hula Master Robert Cazimero

Seven and a half years ago, I could not believe that I was on stage with Kumu Robert Cazimero at The Power of Hula at Ellen Stewart Theatre. Now, we’ve done it again! Only this time, it was even better. To perform among a special collaboration between artists from Hawai’i and New York, under the guidance of Nā Kumu Hula Robert Cazmiero, Vicky Holt Takamine, Jeffrey Takamine, and Michael Pili Pang. Liliʻu: Tribute to a Queen was unlike any performance New York City has ever seen! It was an honor to be on stage and an experience that I will cherish and carry with me always.

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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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May Day is Lei Day in New York City

Thank you to the Church of the Intercession and Nā Lehua Melemele for organizing this wonderful community event. There was hula dancing, lei making, kid activities, art, and more.

It was exciting to screen the film Sons of Hālāwa followed by performances by Jason Poole and Nā Lehua Melemele. I had the pleasure of playing a few songs for PUA ALIʻI ʻILIMA (The Royal ‘Ilima Blossom) and Halau Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka before the film screening.

Hālāwai was a sponsor.