Hawaii Miyazaki Kenjin KaiMusic Performance
Hawaii Miyazaki Kenjinkai will join the grand parade to show you a traditional performance (Hyottoko Dance) of Miyazaki Prefecture! Thank you for your support.
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.
We are the idol group “Pinkish” from Kazo-city, Saitama prefecture. We perform as “Hybrid nursery rhyme idol” with the fusion of modern pop music and nursery aiming to create our own original music. We are expanding our unique performances to all over the country that you are not able to see anywhere!
Oahu Intertribal CouncilMusic Performance
Oahu Intertribal Council is an Inter-tribal Native American “Drum” group of singers from across Turtle Island (North America). Tradition of drumming and singing goes far back in antiquity intertwined in the fabric of the land, expressed through songs, and dances. The Drum is the heart beat of Mother Earth taking center-stage in our gatherings. Sharing the “Drum” and dances it is an honor to share with ALL OF YOU. Hiyhiy (Thank You)
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.
Hawaii Gagaku SocietyMusic Performance
The Hawai‘i Gagaku Society was founded in 1968 by Reverend Masatoshi Shamoto and his first generation of students in Hawai‘i. It is a community-based group, with University of Hawai’i ties, that meets weekly to study and practice this ancient music. The group has performed on numerous occasions in Hawai‘i including ceremonies at shrines and temples, ceremonies at the Japanese consulate, the annual Tōrō Nagashi festival at the Ala Wai canal, as well as moonviewing concerts about once a year at the University of Hawai‘i.
Holy Family Catholic Academy Marching Band and HulaMusic Performance
Under the head administration of Fr. Sebastian Chacko and principal Christina Malins, this co-ed parish school is open to students from preschool through 8th grade. Holy Family’s Marching Band and Hawaiian Music Dance Ensemble is traditionally the youngest marching band in the state. This talented group has performed in Disneyland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Washington D.C. The members you see here are excited to be traveling to Disney World, FL this spring. They are happy to be returning to play for you this year for the Honolulu Festival Parade.
Leones-Tigres Marching Band & BalletMusic Performance
Leones-Tigres Marching Band was founded in 1999, currently under the direction of Luis Manuel Sanchez Herrera. They are integrated with more than 150 highly dedicated musicians that gives up their free time to practice nearly every day of the year, pupils and alumni to Secondary School “Escuela General No. 1 Emiliano Zapata” from Tuxpan – Veracruz – Mexico, the General Director of the this school is Professor Victor Manuel Ruiz Escobedo. They are excited to be the 1st marching band from Mexico to participate in the Honolulu Festival Grand Parade. They are performing the most popular pieces of Mexican music and they are dressed in traditional costume from Mexico. They are joined by the Ballet Gran Ensamble Mexico folk dancers from Veracruz, Mexico. The repertoire including rhythms and dances more representative of Mexico, trying to preserve the cultural values of their people.
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.
4U Ukulele QuartetMusic Performance
4U Ukulele Quartet is group of four teenage boys who are all ukulele champions from various contests in Honolulu. They performed for the live recording of From the Top at the Blaisdell concert hall last December.Their name is Taiga Benito, Ryan Nakagawa, Given and Chane Yagi.