25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019
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Hawaii Ginyukai

Music Performance

The Hawaii Ginyukai was founded in 2017 by members fond of and interested in Ginyu (Japanese poetry songs). Hawaii Ginyukai is belong to the “Kansai Shigin Culture Association” which its headquarter located in Osaka, and is certified by the Prime Minster of Japan. We practice the art of Shigin at 15 Craigside’s multimedia room and are taught by the Guidance Department in Japan using Skype in a fun and at home atmosphere.

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TAVANA presented by Hale Osugi International

Music Performance

Hale Osugi International proudly presents TAVANA: Tavana is a one-man band from Honolulu, who uses electronic drum triggers to lay down a variety of grooves with his feet to accompany himself while playing guitar and singing soulful, island-inspired Rock and Blues. From a simple foot-stomping beginning, Tavana began to add elements to his kit including a sizeable kick drum before refining that approach down to a series of foot triggers to accomplish his desired and now “signature” one-man-rock-band wall of sound. Tavana is the featured artist for the 2018 Hankyu Osaka Hawaii Fair, representing Hawaii, this summer, and will tour Osaka and Tokyo in July. This will be Tavana’s first […]

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Taiko Center of the Pacific

Music Performance

Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific, a school and performing group of traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming. Well known throughout the islands, the group also performs internationally and offers year-round classes to the general public. Today, the group performs Matsuri Bayashi, the festival music of old Tokyo. It is performed in Tokyo to support the many mikoshi bearers carrying the heavy portable shrine. The mikoshi comes out of storage only a few times a year to give blessings to all the people.

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Rissho Kosei-Kai

Other Sponsors

Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Hawaii members use the teachings of Ekayana Buddhism and the wisdom found in the Three-fold Lotus Sutra to guide their daily lives. We were founded to combine traditional teaching with everyday application to help a modern world find peace and harmony. Our members are playing the flute, bell and drum to create a rhythmic chant that the members raise and twirl the matoi around with. Twirling the matoi atop a roof of a burning building was used in Edo period Japan to spur on the Japanese firefighters into working their hardest to put out the many fires that plagued the cities.

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Hawaii Mikoshi

Other Sponsors

Hawaii Izumo Taisha Mikoshi is a privately own Mikoshi (not associated with Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii). Members are made up of O’Mikoshi enthusiast from Hawaii, Rafu Mutsumi Kai of Los Angeles, Waipahu H.S. Japanese Club, and from other Mikoshi Clubs from throughout Japan. Accompanying music is provided by Kenny Endo’s “Taiko Center of the Pacific”. Anyone is welcome to participate in this group as long as you have the love for the O’Mikoshi.

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MCT Friends of Jazz Peace Concert

Music Performance

Mihoko Maier is founder of Jazz Peace Concert. Praying for World peace through Jazz for over 10 years, Mihoko is accompanied by Emmy award winner composer, Camara Kambon, who moved to Hawaii recently and with bassist, Tommy Hamasu, also a composer visitng from LA.

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Moanalua High School NanTa Team

Music Performance

The Moanalua High School NanTa team its part of Ms. Soon Young Kim’s Korean Language program since November of 2016. Students get together and practice drum about 2 – 6 hours a wewk after school and learn drum rhythms from traditional Korean percussion music.

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Han Wul Rim

Dance/Performance

Han Wul Rim is a group of Korean traditional percussion music lovers who want to share the knowledge of playing Korean percussion instruments, with the enjoinment of getting together, and our goal as a percussion group will be to continually perform at local and Korean community events and schools do our best to promote Korean tradition percussion music as well. We also believe that sharing great cultural experiences provides an opportunity to get to know different cultures and promote the importance of wellness.

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Ukulele A.C.T.

Music Performance

Ukulele A.C.T. is comprised of the dynamic young trio AJ, Cameron and Taiga. Together they placed 2nd in the International ukulele competition in 2017 and are looking forward to sharing their music around the world.

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Harada Naoatsusa Kai

Music Performance

Harada Naoatsusa (Mrs. Nonaka) has been teaching minyo singing, shamisen, taiko and narimono since 1990. Her teacher is Japan National Treasure Harada Naoyuki. Since 1990, she has held recitals every five years, benefiting local non-profit organizations such as UH Music Dept., Maui Japanese Teachers Association, Hilo Japanese Center, Kuakini Medical Center, and the Tohoku Triple Disaster. She is happy to participate in this special 150th anniversary of the arrival of Gannenmono immigrants.