Tag Archives: Hawaii

‘Moana’ Making Waves Around Globe

Heard on Voice of America – Disney’s animated movie “Moana” is riding a wave of popularity around the globe.

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.

Steve Perlman, on the Kalalau cliffs on Kauai, Kauai. above Nakeikionaiwi. Photo ┬ęKen Wood

‘Rock Star’ Botanist Rappels Down Cliffs to Save Hawaii’s Rarest Plants

Heard on Voice of America – ‘Rock Star’ Botanist Rappels Down Cliffs to Save Hawaii’s Rarest Plants

Global Vision: Creating Leaders Through Friendships

Hawaii Tales Blog – Global Citizenship Begins With Worldwide Friendships. Iolani School and Tsinghua High School in Beijing share a unique exchange program.

The Descendants CD

What’s the story behind the music in the movie The Descendants?

Hawaii Tales Blog Post – As the Oscar race heats up, one contender has already won over fans in Hawaii, where the movie was filmed. And it’s not just because of its moving story, but also because of its soundtrack. Please tune in to find out more about the music behind “The Descendants” tomorrow morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, January 8.

Molokai Sunset West End

Happy New Year from Molokai

Hawaii Tales Blog Post – Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Hawaii Ukulele Festival

All Things Ukulele Happening in Waikiki

Looking for something fun to do? Grab your family and friends, and your ukulele, and head on over to the 41st Annual Ukulele Festival happening today at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki. Thousands of ukulele players from all over the world will gather to celebrate the music and joy created by the tiny four-stringed instrument. And it’s free. Hundreds of island children will perform, as well as guests from Italy, Thailand, Australia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. As always, there’s a great line-up of talent from Hawaii, including Ohta-San and the group Hookena. Jake Shimabukuro will close out the show.

Hawaii Surfing Champion Carissa Moore

Hawaii surfer Carissa Moore wins world championship in France

When Hawaii’s Carissa Moore hit the waves in Biarritz, France today, she accomplished an amazing feat, and made history. Not only did she win the world championship in women’s pro surfing, but at 18 years old, she also became the youngest surfer to ever win a world title–male or female, in the Association of Surfing […]

Hawaii Ukulele Festival

Heard on PRI’s The World – Each year, Hawaii’s Ukulele Festival attracts thousands of people from around the world. Lately, the instrument is seeing a resurgence, thanks in part to musicians like Jake Shimabukuro, who headlined the 40th Annual Ukulele festival.

Hawaiian Grammy Winners

What Happened At The Grammys?

After years of fighting to establish a Best Hawaiian Music Album category at the Grammy Awards, the winner of the first Hawaii Grammy sparks controversy.

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