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Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices - Video Archive

Nā Leo Manu is part of ʻIke Hana Noʻeau, a series of Hawaiian cultural programs sponsored by Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association.

 

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Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū

June 18, 2014 - Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū
E Komo Mai . . . Come and enjoy an evening of hula with Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū, under the direction of Kumu Hula Mamo Brown.

 
Mark Yamanaka
May 21, 2014 - Mark Yamanaka
Join Mark Yamanaka, a four-time, Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning singer and song writer as he shares original songs from his debut CD, "Lei Pua Kenikeni".
 
Ben Ka‘ili

March 19, 2014 - Ben Ka‘ili
Hawaiian musician Ben Ka'ili has dedicated his life to playing and promoting Hawaiian music. He has shared Hawaiian music at festivals, including Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's 33rd annual cultural festival last July.

 
Russell Jay Keakealani Mauga

February 19, 2014 - Russell Jay Keakealani Mauga
In 1996, Russell recorded his first solo album under Shell Records entitled "He Kakahiaka Nani E (A Beautiful Morning)", which has been praised for it's vibrant Big Island styling of slack key, and its fresh interpretation of pop covers. It was one the years best Contemporary Hawaiian albums. Russell continues to give audiences a personal experience with the true aloha spirit.
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Kai Ho‘opi‘i

January 15, 2014 - Enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music
Listen to the sweet voice of Kai Ho‘opi‘i sharing the music of his ‘ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui. Kai is an Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Singing Contest winner.
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Haku Mele Class

December 18, 2013 - Enjoy an evening of new music by local island songwriters
Participants from Hawai‘i island attended a three-day, Haku Mele, Hawaiian Music Songwriter’s workshop with music great,Kenneth Makuakāne and Hawaiian language instructor at UH-Hilo, Kaliko Beamer-Trapp. Original Hawaiian compositions were created through experiential and interactive presentations and small group sessions in songwriting. Students debut their original songs written in class.
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Darlene Ahuna

November 20, 2013 - Darlene Ahuna
Darlene is truely one of the most esteemed ambassadors of Hawaiian music. She is a multiple Nā Hoku Hanohano Award-winning vocalist, best known for her seamless falsetto renditions of traditional Hawaiian, hula and hapa-haole standards.
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Ben Ka‘ili
November 13, 2013 - Ben Ka‘ili
Hawaiian musician Ben Ka'ili has dedicated his life to playing and promoting Hawaiian music. He has shared Hawaiian music at festivals, including Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's 33rd annual cultural festival last July, and through concerts and performances for more than 20 years.
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Hilo One
September 18, 2013 - Hilo One
Join Likeke Teanio, lead ‘ukulele and slack key guitar; Aaron Agres, upright electric bass and Russell Mauga, 12 string guitar for a night of Hawaiian and slack key guitar music.
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Diana Aki
August 21, 2013 - Diana Aki
Listen to the "Songbird of Miloli'i" Diana Aki. A falsetto singer and accomplished ukulele player, Diana is a Nā Hoku Hanohano award winner.
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Haunani's Aloha Expressions

July 17, 2013 - Haunani's Aloha Expressions
Haunani's Aloha Expressions is comprised of an all Hawaiian performing group of kāne and wāhine kūpuna, elders ranging in ages from 70 to over 90 years old.
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Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū

June 19, 2013 - Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū
Enjoy an evening of hula with Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū, under the direction of Kumu Hula Mamo Brown. A life long resident of Hilo, Mamo was formally trained by Nalani Kanaka‘ole and Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele of Hālau o Kekuhi in the ‘ai ha‘a or low bombastic style of hula.
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Hula Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa
May 15, 2013 - Kula Hālau Ke 'Olu Makani O Mauna Loa
The hālau has participated in many competitions, festivals and other events throughout the State of Hawai'i, the US mainland as well as Japan.
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Lito Arkangel

March 20, 2013 - Lito Arkangel
Join entertainer and songwriter lito Arkangel as he shares his original compositions and other Hawaiian favorites.
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Darryl Castillo

February 20, 2013 - Darryl Castillo
Come and enjoy an evening of island music with singer and BMI songwriter Darryl Castillo.
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Kai Ho'opi'i

January 16, 2013 - Kai Ho'opi'i
Listen to the sweet voice of Kai Ho'opi'i sharing the music of his 'ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui.
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Dec 19, 2012 Nā Leo manu
December 19, 2012 - Hawaiian Music Songwriter's Retreat
Enjoy an evening of music by local island songwriters. In August 2012, the park sponsored its first Hawaiian Music Songwriter's Retreat. Original Hawaiian compositions were created through experimental and interactive presentations and small group sessions in songwriting.
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Kalapana 'Awa Band

November 21, 2012 - Kalapana 'Awa Band
Join the Kalapana 'Awa Band for a memorable evening of na leo nahenahe o Kaimu, gentle voices of Sam Keli'iho'omalu, Ipo Quihana and Ikaika Marzo.
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Kai Arkangel

October 17, 2012 - Lito Arkangel
Join entertainer and songwriter Lito Arkangel as he shares his original compositions and other Hawaiian favorites.
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Ali'i Keanaaina

September 19, 2012 - Ali'i Keanaaina
Debuting his first solo album "He Mele No", an album dedicated to the very ones that have inspired him to sing and write, Ali'i Keanaaina shares his thoughts behind the music and lyrics that he composed.
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Diana Aki

August 15, 2012 - Diana Aki
Listen to the "Songbird of Miloli'i" Diana Aki. A falsetto singer and accomplished ukulele player, Diana is a Nā Hoku Hanohano award winner.
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Kai Ho'opi'i

June 20, 2012 - Kai Ho'opi'i
Listen to the sweet voice of Kai Ho'opi'i sharing the music of his 'ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui.
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May 16, 2012 - Hālau Hula Kalehuakiʻekiʻeikaʻiu at Kīlauea
Come and witness a small portion of the traditions of Hālau Hula Kalehuakiʻekiʻeikaʻiu ma Kīlauea that has been handed down through the generations, that connects us back to our past and pays homage to those who stand before us.
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December 21, 2011 - Haunani's Aloha Expressions
Haunani's Aloha Expressions is comprised of an all Hawaiian performing group of kāne and wāhine kūpuna, elders ranging in ages from 70-90 years old.
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October 19, 2011 - Lono Kanakaʻole Trio
Join Lono Kanakaʻole, Chrisy Lassiter and Kivin Kalauli for a delightful blend of traditional Hawaiian and hula music.
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August 17, 2011 - Kīhei Nahale-ā
Join singer, songwriter and kumu, Kīhei Nahale-ā for an evening of Hawaiian music and story telling.
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July 20, 2011 - Rupert Tripp
Come and enjoy an evening of music with Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner, singer, song writer and Praise and Worship leader Rupert Tripp Jr. as he plays from his CD releases and some of his favorite artists. His CD's will be available for purchase.
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May 18, 2011 - Hālau Hula Kalehuakiʻekiʻeikaʻiu at Kīlauea
Come and witness a small portion of the traditions of Hālau Hula Kalehuakiʻekiʻeikaʻiu ma Kīlauea that has been handed down through the generations, that connects us back to our past and pays homage to those who stand before us.
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April 28 & 29 2011 - Free Island Music with Kenneth Makuakāne
In celebration of Merrie Monarch, come and enjoy FREE island music with Kenneth Makuakāne.
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March 16, 2011 - Listen to the Sweet Voice of Kai Hoʻopiʻi
Sharing the music of his ʻohana from Kahakuloa, Maui
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February 16 2011 - Listen to the Sounds of Lito Arkangel
Enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music. Experience the beautiful music of solo artist Lito Arkangel.
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January 19, 2011 - Hawaiian Music and Dance
Come and enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music and dance with Kumu Meleana Ulrich-Manuel and Halau ke ʻOlu Makani O Mauna Loa.
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November 17 2010 - Island Music with Kenneth Makuakāne
Join Kenneth Makuakane, a twelve time Na Hoku Hanohano award winning singer, song writer and producer, as he shares original songs from his latest albums, The dash, White Bath Tub, his first solo album, Makuakāne and other award winning compositions.
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Did You Know?

`a`a flowing over an older flow of pahoehoe.

The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.