18 May '09


This morning we had the privilege to attend the first video taping of Island 98.5's weekly Reggae Cafe show, held exclusively at the Dole Cannery near Costco. Kona's own illustrious Kimie Kauikeolani Miner and her band performed a few songs and also played co-host to Reggae Cafe / Island 98.5's Fat Joe (not the one who told you to lean back either) which turned out to be a fun and lively behind-the-scenes taste of a live taping. Very chill, ambient mood / setting with some 'ono pupus courtesy of Roy's, serving the infamous green bottles along bottled water in a flask-like device. We bullshit you not. The actual performance was very dope, Kimie can definitely sing. Her style of music could be summed up as a cross between Jill Scott, India Arie and a mixture of Hawaiian roots reggae. Skank with it! Please check for more photos including a music video of one of Kimie's more recent performances after the jump (Sorry, no video footage from today. No video taping or flash cameras were allowed. But they will be airing this on KHON 2 sometime in August!) Big shouts to Jake from Pay Day Entertainment!