E Kanikapila Kakou continues family theme with Kinimakas

The E Kanikapila Kakou, grassroots, Hawaiian-music program continues its second week of its 23rd season at the Island School in Puhi, with performances by the Kinimaka ‘ohana, on Monday.

The program starts at 6 p.m. to learn instrumentals. It will be open for the general audience for sing-alongs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to the program.

Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza brings together her family members from Kaua‘i and the Big Island. She will sing a duet with sister Keala Kinimaka-Senkus, owner of Hula Girl at the Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli.

Kinimaka-Alquiza will also bring musicians and dancers from her Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani. Her brother Titus Kinimaka of the Kauai Boys will bring his friend and fellow musician Keoni Mahuka.

The E Kanikapila Kakou program was established by members of the Garden Island Arts Council to extend the gift of Hawaiian culture through music.

The program’s season started last week with Willie K and Eric Gilliom as the Barefoot Natives, performing in a fund-raiser for E Kanikapila Kakou, and as the first presenters the next night.

E Kanikapila Kakou leaders have events planned each Monday throughout the rest of this month, and continuing till April, continuing on the theme of musical ‘ohana, where family members get together and jam.

For more information or to view the program’s season calendar, visit www.gardenislandarts.org, or call 245-2733.

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