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
Members of Yasuko Shimizu and Her Fellow Singers perform at various concerts and dinner theaters. We have also hosted over 50 productions of “The Fountain of Angels,” a charity concert promoting the campaign against pediatric cancer for 22 years. We believe that we can reach everyone’s heart through music, and we continue to take part in promoting US-Japan friendship and cultural exchange.
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko HawaiiMusic Performance
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko originated in Okinawa 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 includes branches on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.
Dance Junction HawaiiMusic Performance
Dance Junction Hawaii was established in 2005 and has dancers ages 5-18 who perform various styles of dance such as jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pom and funk. Dance Junction Hawaii has travelled to California, Washington, Texas and Japan for competition and has been awarded several national and internationl titles.
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.
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.
Kim LecarMusic Performance
Kim Lecar is a Singer-Songwriter from New York who recently moved to Oahu. Highlight Performances include “Reggae Jerk Jam” opening act for Jamaican Reggae Band “Third World,” “Tampa Bays Got Talent” and was a Semi-finalist in the Altafrekuencia Record Competition “Quiero Cantar 2010,” Tampa, Florida. In late 2011 she launched the recording of her co-produced EP “Battles of The Heart” released in 2012 available on iTunes.
Kauai High School Marching BandMusic Performance
The Kauai High School Marching Band, directed by Darryl Miyasato will be joining the Honolulu Festival for their first time this year. The band is led by Drum Major, Trysten Caberto, who will also double on lead trumpet. They will be playing “Gonna Fly Now” and “Back to the Future” in the band festival and grand parade.
KASSAPA (Marine Village Creation Project)Music Performance
The singer who suffered a great deal of damage in the great earthquake sings a song of support. (The performance by the Tsugaru samisen) And he asks for support.
Hawaii Shibashukai Shamisen & Kouta-HautaMusic Performance
Hawaii Shibashukai Shamisen & Kouta-Hauta group is one of the circles in the Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association founded in September 2010 with the leadership of Shamisen Maestro Kasuga Toyoshibashu. The group performed a charity concert at the Kuakini Hospital in 2011 and a recital at the Ala Moana Hotel in 2012. This is the second performance at the Honolulu Festival following the one in 2012.