KAPA‘A — “It’s a silly song,” said RoseAnne Jones. “Someone wants a hippopotamus for Christmas, and I get to show my grandkids Nana is going to be a hippopotamus.”
Jones will debut as a hippopotamus during the Center for Spiritual Living Kaua‘i Christmas concert that will be live-streamed on Dec. 5 starting at 2 p.m.
“The show will be taped and available for viewing all through the holiday season,” said Melissa Mojo. “RoseAnne Jones will be making her debut as a hippopotamus in a song sung by Trishana Star.”
The CSL, the island’s only Science of Mind spiritual community, will present the virtual Christmas concert live-streamed on the CSLKauai.org website, and the CSL Kaua‘i’s Facebook page.
“They’re trying to get a lot of holiday music with a variety of entertainers,” Jones said. “Trishana’s song is a silly one.”
The concert is planned for 90 minutes with a theme of peace, love, light, and fun featuring talented local vocalists and musicians, including Rev. Rita Andriello, Rev. Patrick Feren, Melissa Mojo, Dhyana Dunville, Trishana Star, Siri Shabad, Jonathan Lee, Don Price on ‘ukulele, Kiah Abendroth on trumpet, and Daniel Labov Dunne on piano.
“Following a year of lockdown and uncertainty, our goal is to spread light and love to the people of our community, and beyond, through some well-loved songs of the season,” said Andriello, CSL’s co-minister and co-founder. We are so grateful to the many talented musicians and inspired speakers who are so generously donating their time and talent.”
“It is so important for us to share the spirit of giving and holiday cheer and reach out to our community with a message of love and light — especially the patients in the island’s care homes,” said Rev. Patrick Feren. “We are reaching out to hospitals and care homes to ascertain the type of media, i.e., livestream, CD, DVD, etc. that works for their patients to be able to watch the show in a safe, socially-distanced environment, during, or after the concert.”
The Center for Spiritual Living Kaua‘i is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help awaken humanity to its magnificence by providing each individual with the spiritual tools to live more abundance, loving, and creative lives.
“Our mission in life has always been to elevate consciousness and inspire,” Rev. Feren said. “We realized that we could combine our talents — singing, acting, writing, teaching, directing, and producing — with our spirituality. When the ministerial path called us to Kaua‘i seven years ago, we followed it.”
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.