Kupuna IslandersMusic Performance
Kupuna Islanders is a Ukulele circle run by Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association. The group consists of local and also visitors from Japan. The instructor is Jody Kamisato who has been leading this senior group since 2008. The band members get together once a week in Waikiki and enjoy practicing Hawaiian songs & other ukulele tunes.
Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow SingersMusic Performance
Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers perform at various dinner shows and concerts throughout the year. We have also been performing at 54 charity concerts for “The Fountain of Angels” for the last 22 years to support conquering pediatric cancer. This will be our 21th consecutive time to participate in the Honolulu Festival. We believe that we can reach everyone’s heart through music. We continue to take part in promoting US-Japan friendship and cultural exchange.
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko HawaiiMusic Performance
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko originated in 1982, combining traditional Eisa and Karate forms with contemporary influences and music to create a new and unique taiko style. RMD remains headquartered in Okinawa, however the club has grown tremendously and now includes chapters all around the world. Our own Hawaii chapter was founded by Akemi Martin-sensei and now includes branches on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. For more information, please visit www.rmdhawaii.org.
Dance Junction HawaiiMusic Performance
Dance Junction Hawaii is a Honolulu dance studio featuring award winning dancers ages 7-16. They perform jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pom and funk styles of dance.
The Sounds Of Aloha Barbershop ChorusMusic Performance
The Sounds of Aloha Chorus has been entertaining audiences in Hawaii for more than half a century with four-part acappella music. We perform a diverse repertoire of barbershop standards, Broadway hits, jazz, pop, Hawaiian, patriotic, and hapa haole favorites. The chorus is made up of men of all ages and walks of life. We welcome all interested men to join us.
Hello everybody, once again we are Taikokozo. Our mission is for everybody to enjoy the taiko drum. This will be our 9th time to participate at the Honolulu Festival. Please enjoy our powerful taiko drumming performance.
Kainoa OhanaMusic Performance
“Anella and Kainoa Ohana” has been chosen from “Kainoa Music Academy” led by president, Kaoru Kohnoike, Hawaiian music’s top professional. Anella is a grand prize winner of “Hawaiian Music Award Japan, 2015”.
Lau KaukaniMusic Performance
In Hawaiian language, lau means “leaf” and kaukani means “thousand.” We named our hula team Lau Kaukani “thousand leaves” as it is the literal translation of Chiba, our hometown in Japan.
Royal Hawaiian BandMusic Performance
Since its establishment in 1836 under King Kamehameha III, Royal Hawaiian Band have been participating in all the main events in Hawaii.
Filcom Banda KawayanMusic Performance
The Filcom Banda Kawayan is one of two in existence in the United States. Created in October, 2009 with federal grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Education Through Cultural and Historical Organizations. This inter-generational performing group uses kawayan(bamboo) percussion instruments, and repertoire of Filipino folk songs, contemporary hits and popular dance music.