After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Oct 25 2011
October 25, 2011 - "FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: LIVE in Concert"
Friends and Neighbors are Wes Awana, Nona Wilson and Ti (pronounced Ty) Chun. Wes was mostly retired and teaching ʻukulele at the Keaʻau Senior Center and the Volcano Art Center when he met Nona Wilson. Nona's father, an accomplished musician and member of the Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman groups, nurtured Nona's talent while she danced hula professionally. Now serving as the Assistant Hospital Administrator/Director of Nursing at Kaʻū Hospital, she convinced co-worker Ti Chun, also from a musical family, that it was time to combine their talents. Friends and Neighbors played together for the first time at a Kaʻū Hospital fund raiser where their special harmonic blend wowed audiences. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is proud to present this special trio in concert.
link to pdf poster (986KB)
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).