Two Pacific Islanders are among the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards! “E Walea” by Kalani Pe’a earned a nomination for Best Regional Roots Music Album, and “Rose Petals” by J Boog has been nominated for Best Reggae Album.
“In most social settings I was the Hawaiian girl with the hard-to-pronounce last name, a fish in the water, played volleyball, had thick legs, and loved poi and Spam. But at home with my family I was the haole kid with fair skin and freckles who didn’t speak pidgin…”
This year was life-changing. But to be fair, every year is life-changing. Every moment has an impact – whether minimal or monumental, superficial or profound. One moment, in particular, happened for me a couple of… [read more]
The complete version of the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival is now available for purchase through Island Heritage! The 4-disc DVD Set includes over 10 hours of footage, featuring the Merrie Monarch Festival in its entirety, Miss Aloha Hula competition, interviews and the awards presentation.
It may not be a winter wonderland in Hawaii Nei (our beloved Hawaii) come the holiday season, but we sure have the merry and bright spirit! If you’re looking at your gift-giving list and considering… [read more]
‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! If you’re searching for authentic Hawaiian and island-inspired gifts, Amazon has the largest array of products that can be delivered to your doorstep with shipping as early as same-day! Here are 30 GIFT IDEAS for everyone on your list from your big kahuna, to your wacky wahine, and all your little keiki. After all, “There’s no place like Amazon for the holidays.”
The Walt Disney Company and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) will launch a new program in Fall 2017 to provide 150 scholarships to high-achieving Asian and Pacific Islander college students. “Disney… [read more]
Written with grace, simplicity and respect, Timena Apa shares her perspective and lessons learned surrounding her mother receiving her malu, and sheds light on a culture within a culture…the tradition of tatau, and the people who perpetuate their heritage through this form of art.