Reggae superstars from the island nation of Jamaica are not only helping Kauai recover from recent floods by sharing their uplifting message but also by donating a portion of concert proceeds to support flood relief.
The sounds of Kauai are like music, including the enchanting songs of white-rumped shama birds and the rustling of palm fronds in the tradewinds. But another collection of noises has dominated parts of the island impacted by recent floods.
The 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominees have been announced, and some Kauai musicians are excited to be recognized by the organization hosting what are sometimes called Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.
As a journalist and music aficionado, I’ve been fortunate to have had unique opportunities to interview many professional musicians and local performers, from international rock ‘n’ roll hall of famers to talented middle-school band directors.