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



A “Shine on Kids!  Luau Extravaganza”  was held on September 27, 2014 at the Tokyo American Club.  What an honor it was to be a part of a fund-raising event that raised ¥26,000,000 (twenty-six million yen) for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Follow

Tokyo American Club: Shine on Kids! Luau Extravaganza Fund-raiser



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



Another [super-early] Christmas party in November (as we were not able to reserve the hall at a later date), that was held in Sangenjaya on Nov. 23, 2013. A large group from Yokosuka headed by Akemi-san brought much cheer with hula and thunder (taiko drums) to the party. A big mahalo to her and her young-at-heart group for coming all the […]

Hawaiian Christmas Party 2013


The International Secondary School (ISS) in Tokyo held a fundraising party at the Sanno Hotel in Hiroo, Tokyo on Oct. 4, 2013. As part of the entertainment, we performed for free and even gave a hula lesson for guests. Follow

ISS Fundraising Party 2013