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Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

A Thanksgiving limerick

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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In New York lives the Accidental Hawaiian Crooner

Who travels the world with his ‘ukulele and his tuner

Grateful for hula tunes to sing

And all the smiles that they bring

He is most thankful for all of you-ner

Happy Thanksgiving, gang.

Share the Aloha.

Right on.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gratitude Share:

1. Thankful for my ‘ohana.

2. Thankful for Hawaiian music–medicine for my soul.

3. Thankful for the opportunity to share all of these wild adventures in Hawaiian music with YOU.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, GANG!

What are YOU thankful for today?

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Video Blog: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (2012)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Aloha gang!  It’s time for another video blog!

Today, I have the blessing of being with my family in Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving.  We wanted to send a Thanksgiving message to you.

What are YOU thankful for?  Drop me a line!  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Aloha Thursday!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Did someone say Road Trip?

Aloha, gang!

I’m sure there are a lot of folks heading out on the road to celebrate a holiday weekend here in the U.S.  (And plenty of folks in other parts of the world who might be hitting the road for some weekend R&R.)

So…

I thought I’d add some Aloha to your time on the road by sharing a playlist sure to bring some smiles to everyone’s faces.  Listening to Hawaiian music  in the ALWAYS makes it more fun!

Here’s a road trip playlist to get you going:

Honolulu City Lights (Keola & Kapon Beamer) from Honolulu City Lights

Kuʻu Home O Kahaluʻu (Olomana) from Like a Seabird on the Wind

You Kuʻuipo (Willie K.) from The Uncle In Me

About You (Cecilo & Kapono) from ʻElua

Pua Hone (Dennis Kamakahi) from ʻOhana

Fish and Poi (Sean Naʻauao) from Hot Hits

Love and Honesty (Hawaiian Style Band) from Vanishing Treasures

Island Style (John Cruz) from Acoustic Soul

He Hawaiʻi Au (The Sunday Manoa) from Guava Jam

ʻŌpihi Man (Kaʻau Crater Boys) from On Fire

Waiʻoli (Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu) from Call It What You Like

Pōhai Ke Aloha (Kawai Cockett) from Beautiful Kauaʻi

Nani Kauaʻi (Amy Hānaialiʻi Gilliom) from Puʻuhonua

Pāpālina Lahilahi (Genoa Keawe) from Party Hulas

Ke Aloha (Uluwehi Guerrero) from Nā Mele Hula Aloha

Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai (Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole) from Hiʻipoi I Ka Āina Aloha

KHBC (Ata Damasco) from Paʻina Hou!

‘ĀʻOia (The Kahauanu Lake Trio) from The Best of the Kahauanu Lake Trio Vol. 1

Beautiful Kauaʻi (Aloha Pumehana Serenaders) from Hula Gems

Nani (Genoa Keawe) from Sings Lūʻau Hulas

Holoholo Kaʻa (Nina & Bill) from Hula Hula Lūʻau Style

I’ll Weave A Lei of Stars (The Hula Honeys) from Life Just Got Sweeter

Happy Travels, gang!

Right on.

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Thanksgiving Memories and Gratitudes

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Genoa Keawe, Aunty Genoa, Waikiki Beach Marriott, Moana Beach Terrace, Thanksgiving, Jason Poole

Thanksgiving Day with Aunty Genoa Keawe in Waikīkī. Perfection. (November 2007)

HAUʻOLI LĀ HOʻOMAIKAʻI!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I was thinking about Thanksgiving Day memories today while I cooked dinner.

Here’s one of my favorites:

It’s November 22, 2007.  Thanksgiving Day.  James and I are sitting at a table, poolside, at the Waikīkī Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.  We’ve done an extravagant thing–flown to Hawaii for the weekend, essentially.  Still jet-lagged, we’ve arrived early at the Moana Terrace and ordered sandwiches and french fries and beer.

Why would we do this?

Well, we were there to see the one and only AUNTY GENOA KEAWE and Her Hawaiians perform.

And we knew we had to get there early and get  a table.  (Aunty Genoa and the gang drew a crowd!)

Listening to her voice, being inspired by her indomitable spirit, and watching the sunset over the beach in Waikīkī.  I mean, is there a better way to spend Thanksgiving?

Yes…  It was an extreme luxury to be there.  We’d saved our pennies all year to make it happen.

(I was blessed with the opportunity to sing with her that night.  But that’s the subject of another blog post!  Stay tuned…)

It was a memory that will last a lifetime.

And it continues to inspire me every day.  The photo above is a great reminder of that night.  A night we’ll never forget.

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Thanksgiving is a time for being thankful.  I thought I’d share my list of 5 Gratitudes with you:

1.  My family and friends (They are my bones.)

2.  My teachers (They are my breath.)

3.  Hawaiian music.  (It is my blood.)

4.  Our ancestors.  (We stand on their shoulders.)

5.  The opportunity to share this crazy journey with ALL OF YOU!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

**Crooner Note:  Aunty Genoa’s family keeps the tradition alive and still performs regularly at the Marriott Waikīkī–including TONIGHT!  Yay for Thanksgiving traditions!  Please click HERE to check out their schedule.

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