Archive for 'Hawaii Tales Blog'

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

1970’s Kalapana album cover – L to R: Mackey Feary, Malani Bilyeu, D.J. Pratt and Kirk Thompson Malani Bilyeu, who co-founded one of Hawaii’s top musical groups, Kalapana, has died Aired on NPR’s Newscast,” December 28, 2018, 11pm Eastern time By Heidi Chang In Hawaii, music fans are mourning the loss of an artist who […]

Cyril Pahinui at Hi`ilawe

Remembering Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui

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

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

Gabby Pahinui playing music in his backyard with his sons and friends. Bla Pahinui, Gabby Pahinui, Leland “Atta” Isaacs, Phillip, Cyril and Martin Pahinui, and “Joe Gang” Kupahu. Photo © Panini Records. Used with permission. Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician Heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” January 1, 2018 By Heidi Chang Gabby Pahinui is […]

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 gifted and beloved Hawaiian musician Martin Pahinui has died.

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.

Actress BarbaraCarrera | Photo ©HeidiChang

EuroCinema Hawaii Awards Gala 2014

Hawaii turns out to celebrate at the EuroCinema Hawaii Awards Gala, which is part of the Hawaii International Film Festival.

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