Archive for 'Hawaii Tales Blog'

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation: At home in Hawaii

What a treat to dive into Sam Choy’s poke bowl at the HoloHolo Grill at the Koloa Landing Resort on Kauai!

1970's Kalapana album cover - L to R: Mackey Feary, Malani Bilyeu, D.J. Pratt and Kirk Thompson

Remembering Malani Bilyeu, founding member of the iconic Hawaiian band Kalapana

Heard on NPR – Singer and songwriter, Malani Bilyeu, who co-founded one of Hawaii’s top musical groups has died at 69.

Cyril Pahinui at Hi`ilawe

Remembering Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui

Heard on NPR – Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui has died at 68.

2018 Year of the Dog Stamp by Kam Mak

Postal Service Marks Lunar New Year with Stamp by Kam Mak

Postal Service Marks Lunar New Year with Stamp by Kam Mak Aired on Voice of America, February 15, 2018 By Heidi Chang You may not be familiar with the name Kam Mak, but you’ve probably seen his work. In 2008, the Chinese-American artist was selected by the U.S. Postal Service to create an annual stamp […]

Gabby Pahninui with family and friends | Courtesy Panini Records

Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician

Heard on NPR -Gabby Pahinui is known as the “Father of Modern Slack Key Guitar.” He was a driving force behind the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance of the 1970s. Since Gabby died in 1980, three of his sons have been carrying on his musical legacy. But one of them, Martin Pahinui, passed away last year, and now it’s up to the next generation to carry on the tradition.

Jia Lynn Yang, Subrata De, Juju Chang and Paul Cheung

AIR goes to AAJA17 in Philly

Seen on Heidi Chang.com – Attendance was up this year at the Asian American Journalists Association national convention, which was held in Philadelphia, with the theme: Rise and Revolutionize. 

Jia Lynn Yang, Subrata De, Juju Chang and Paul Cheung

AIR goes to AAJA17 in Philly

Seen on HeidiChang.com – Attendance was up this year at the Asian American Journalists Association national convention, which was held in Philadelphia, with the theme: Rise and Revolutionize. 

Martin Pahinui | Photo © Heidi Chang

Remembering Beloved Hawaiian Musician Martin Pahinui

Heard on NPR – The beloved Hawaiian musician Martin Pahinui has died at 65.

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in a verdant tropical valley on the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kaua`i. Against a backdrop of majestic Mt. Makana, the garden overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Courtesy National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Ancient Hawaiian Farmers Offer Lessons in Sustainability

Heard on Voice of America – Explore how Limahuli Garden and Preserve can be a model of sustainability for Hawaii and the world.

Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer | Photo© Dayna Marie Beamer

A Hawaiian Christmas with Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer

Heard on Hawaii Public Radio – Enjoy the magic of a Hawaiian Christmas with slack key master Kapono Beamer, sharing tales of his family’s holiday traditions and rich musical legacy.

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