Mana Maoli News

Job Opportunity on Kaua`i for Mana Mele

Published July 9th, 2015

Aloha kakou – Please pass this on to all family and friends on Kauaʻi, who may be a fit for this opportunity, or know someone who is.. PT teaching opportunity (4-8hrs/wk) – Mana Mele classes at Kawaikini and KANAKA Public Charter Schools (Lihuʻe and Kekaha) Who is up for the exciting challenge of teaching our Hawaiian Charter School youth Mana Maoli’s  ‘ABC’s’ – Academics, Business, & Culture – through music and multimedia? In addition to drawing upon your own strengths, experiences and curriculum, you would involve music and multimedia industry pros as guest teachers, and pilot lessons developed by our Music […]

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Mana Mele Academy Updates

Published June 11th, 2015

ACADEMY UPDATES Our academy coordinator, Luanna, leads regular primary partner school meetings with instructors and mentors to coordinate and ensure timely completion of curriculum development, programmatic planning and implementation at schools participating in the Mana Mele program.  Some of the other awesome work she’s doing includes surveying instructors, our advisory council, and student to analyze how best to improve the Mana Mele academy curriculum, creating and refining culture-based multimedia music education curriculum modules that are aligned with Common Core Standards, and providing support to our team of instructors. One of the 9 schools we’re fortunate enough to have been able to place […]

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Mana Mele Mentorship Updates

Published June 4th, 2015

MENTORSHIP UPDATES Hālau Kū Māna Hālau Kū Māna students were paid a special visit by long-time musician and MM supporter “Papa Joe”Espinda. Papa Joe has been playing music for decades, as the keyboardist for Butch Helemano, B.E.T, Kawao and many more. Papa Joe spent many years learning various instruments such as `ukulele, keyboards, guitar, and the melodica. In this mentorship session, Papa Joe taught the haumāna basic and advanced `ukulele techniques, and songs such as Liko Martin’s “Nanakuli Blues” (also known as Waimanalo Blues) and “Hawai’i ’78”. We’d like to send a BIG mahalo to Papa Joe for volunteering his […]

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Social Media Kōkua with 2 Free MP3s

Published June 1st, 2015

Aloha kakou – We seek your support in sharing a post to your social media networks, encouraging people to “like” our Facebook Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/ManaMaoliCollective?fref=ts.  We would like to mahalo you and those you recruit for your kōkua with 2 free mp3ʻs. We are currently unable to access our Mana Maoli Collective page, which FB may delete any day now, since we cant show an ID proving we are the ‘Mana Maoli Collective’. To mahalo you for your support weʻd like to offer you up to 2 free mp3ʻs of your choice. This offer applies to those who “like” our page (if […]

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Mana Mele: Halau Lokahi, Inter-Tribal Youth Cultural Exchange & Kanipila

Published May 28th, 2015

Halau Lokahi Mahalo nui to Irie Love, Pu’unui Wong, and Gotaro – three awesome music-making mentors who shared their experiences, songs, and words of encouragement to Halau Lokahi ‘opio at a school wide assembly. This was a perfect way to cap off Irie’s last small group mentorship session at Halau Lokahi, where shared tips on vocal health, taught them vocal warm-up exercises and singing, while weaving in elements of dream-building, confidence, and tips for career success. INTER-TRIBAL YOUTH CULTURE EXCHANGE Halau Ku Mana Tour Eo Hālau Kū Māna! HKM youth stepped up to the task of teaching their guests, youth from 5 Native Tribes […]

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