After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Dec 20 2011
December 20, 2011 - "John Keawe - LIVE in Concert"
It just wouldn't be the holidays without award winning slack-key (Kihoʻalu) guitarist, composer and recording artist, John Keawe bringing his unique style of music to HawaiʻI Volcanoes National Park. His wife Hope provides moving interpretations of his music with her graceful hula. Winner of the 2009 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Slack Key Album of the Year award for his CD "Hawaiʻi Island is My Home", John and Hope will warm the Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium with their music, hula and aloha spirit. This program is expected to be well attended so come early for seating. Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm. John's CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase the evening of the performance. This program featuring John and Hope Keawe's lovely music and hula was produced by the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Outreach College's Statewide Cultural Extension Program.
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Did You Know?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).