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The Mana Mele Project. Mana Maoli and MELE are excited to present the Mana Mele Project, featuring an unprecedented Music & Multimedia Academy and Hawaii’s first state-of-the-art, 4-in-1 Mobile Studio powered by solar energy. To support the Mana Mele Project click on the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manamele
Your financial support is greatly appreciated, as it allows us to maintain and grow our programs. We offer ʻmahalo giftsʻ as appreciation for donations as low as $3. To receive one or more of these gifts, see our Products section below and use the ʻAdd to Cartʻ button. For donations above the minimum stated amount (or if not interested in these gifts), you may click the ʻDonateʻ button on the right.
Where do donations go? Donations to our registered nonprofit organization help sustain staffing, facilities, equipment, supplies and other needs for all 3 programs. You may earmark your donation to a specific program or use by using the ʻDonateʻ button and emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with how your donation is being earmarked. Otherwise, all donations will be used toward priority program needs and overall operations, at the discretion of staff leadership.How do I pay? Donations and the ordering of mahalo gifts are taken care of by Paypal. When you click either “donate” or “add to cart,” you will be taken to Paypal’s website to conduct the transaction. You may pay with your credit card or by transferring funds from an existing Paypal account. For mahalo gifts, our staff will contact you as needed after processing your donation.
Tax write-offs. For donations of $200 or more, tax write-off letters/receipts are available by request.
As a way to express mahalo (appreciation/respect) to our supporters, we offer the following products as gifts. Note – for physical products (shirts and CD’s), shipping fees will be applied during checkout. The shipping fees stated are for shipping addresses within the United States. Please contact us for international shipping rates. If you are on Oʻahu, you may choose to make a donation and receive these products at our office, located on the 2nd floor of Building H at Kailua Intermediate School, 145 S. Kainalu Drive, Kailua, Hi 96734. Call us at 626-5395 if you have questions, or prior to coming to the office. Arranging pickup in Manoa is also an option – please call for details.
Mana Maoli ShirtsProduct Details
- Men’s black with turquoise-blue ink
- Men’s brown with flesh-colored ink
- Women’s chocolate-Brown with flesh colored ink
- Sizes S through XXXL.
Minimum Donation: $20, plus $5 shipping and handling.
Exclusive Jack Johnson and John Cruz music video – “A Little Bit of Love”Product Details
Minimum Donation: $3. You will receive the username and password via email, along with the 2 audio tracks. Please return to our site with this information to download the music video.
Mana Maoli Volumes IV and V: “THIS IS MAOLI MUSIC” and “HUI NA MOKU”Product Details
An inspiring collaboration between over 100 pro artists and over 100 youth representing 13 charter schools across the islands. This double CD includes over 3 dozen tracks, a John Cruz + Jack Johnson music video, and other bonus features. Each track is a collaboration, with Hawaii’s favorite artists across many genres working with the youth or each other. Natural Vibes, Paula Fuga, Damon Williams and others collaborated with charter school youth. Pro artist collaborations include Rebel Souljahz & Maoli, Irie Love & Kimie, Kali of Ooklah & Mike Love of DubKonscious, Anuhea & King Kekai and many more!
Volume IV features primarily reggae, hip hop, RnB, dancehall and ska music. Volume V features primarily traditional Hawaiian music and chant, contemporary Hawaiian, and acoustic music.
Minimum Donation: $20, plus $3 shipping and handling.
“This is Maoli Music” (8-track sampler)Product Details
While Mana Maoliʻs physical CD Volume I is no longer available, these select tracks include favorite tracks across Mana Maoli Volumes I, II and III. This sampler – in support of 12 Hawaiian charter schools – includes a mix of oli, Hawaiian music, reggae, acoustic and hip hop, and features:
- Nawahikalaniopuʻu PCS students (Hawaiʻi island) – “Ua Ao hawaiʻi”
- Natural Vibrations, featuring Halau Ku Mana PCS students (Oʻahu) – “Bettah World”
- Kimie and Irie Love – “Rooted”
- Anuhea and King Kekai – “Mr. Mellow”
- Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao PCS students (Oʻahu) featuring Ernie Cruz, Jr – “Holei”
- Alumni of Ke Kula Niʻihau o Kekaha PCS (Niʻihau/Kauaʻi) featuring Paula Fuga – “Its Right”
- Sista Roz, Amen Raw, Lady Paisley, and Seph1 – “Muzik”
- Ke Kula Niʻihau o Kekaha PCS students – “Hanohano Niʻihau”* PCS = Public Charter School
Minimum Donation: $5. Receive the tracks via email within 2 working days.
Mana Maoli CD, Volumes II and IIIProduct Details
Double-CD with video, in support of 12 Hawaiian charter schools. Over 2.5 hours of previously unreleased original and freestyle music of various genres, from Hawaiian and acoustic to reggae and fusion. This project involved Hālau Kū Māna youth and over 200 artists, including John and Guy Cruz, Jack Johnson, Paula Fuga, artists from Ooklah the Moc, Natural Vibes, DubKonscious, and many more. Not available in stores or on I-Tunes!
Minimum Donation: $20, plus $3 shipping and handling.
Mana Maoli CD: Live at Higher GroundProduct Details
Minimum Donation: $10, plus $2 shipping and handling.