Events


On June 24, 2017, there will be an opening ceremony of the “Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Photo Exhibition” at the Japan Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama (near Bashamichi and JR Sakuragicho Stations).  The opening ceremony will be from 13:00~13:45 after which, I will be performing from 14:00~14:30. With numerous photos and artifacts, the exhibition traces the history of Japanese emigrants and […]

Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibition in Yokohama


We performed at the Aloha Yokohama event on Friday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2015 on the indoor stage at the Osambashi International Passenger Terminal Building at Yokohama Port.  Once again, I was so happy and honored to have four Kumu Alaka’i from Kaiana Hula Studio perform with us in front of a very wonderful audience (what a good-size crowd we had!) who were all so […]

Aloha Yokohama 2015 on Aug. 7


Ogo’s will be holding the “Lehula Beauty” Kanikapila: Sean Na’auao New CD Release Tour concert on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Harumi Passenger Boat Terminal Hall. The show starts at 2:30 pm and I’ll also be performing with my students and the excellent Alakaʻi of Kaiana Hula Studio, who will grace the stage with their beautiful hula. Tickets are ¥5,800, all non-reserved […]

Kanikapila on June 6, 2015



We held a live performance and ʻukulele workshop at Kurihama Flower Park in Yokosuka on March 29. 2015. The three-hour event from noon to 3 p.m. included taiko drumming by Akemi Korcal and her group. Kurihama Flower Park is near Kurihama Station. It’s spacious park with flowers and playground for kids. We played in a small pavilion for the herb garden […]

Live performance and workshop in Yokosuka 2015-3-29


Mahalo NUI loa to all those who attended the Mele Hula Party and joint live performance with Kumu Kawena on Jan. 25, 2015 at Naka-Meguro Bio Kitchen Studio in Naka-Meguro, Tokyo. The audience was just so wonderful – I thank all of you so very much for being such a warm and receptive audience! In fact, it was so warm and […]

Kawena Mann and Kuʻulei Mamo Joint Performance 2015-1-25


I conducted an ʻukulele workshop at “Bulldog Tex-Mex BBQ” restaurant in Akasaka on Oct. 4, 2014. Participants brought their ʻukuleles and learned some basic things about the ‘ukulele.   I also touched on some technique, as applied to the songs we played.  (Some of us stayed and indulged in a delicious Tex-Mex dinner afterward!)   Follow

ʻUkulele workshop at Bulldog Tex-Mex BBQ Akasaka





Many of my students joined me on stage and performed at the “Lei Maile” Kanikapila concert at Harumi Passenger Terminal Hall (Tokyo), on June 1, 2014, organized by Ogo Corporation. The headline artist was Mark Yamanaka.  We were so fortunate that our performance was graced by four wonderful alaka’i from Kaiana Hula Studio. Follow

Performance at Lei Maile Kanikapila June 2014