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06 Jun '13

MOʻOLELO: ISLAND LOVE

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Aloha kākou!
For this week’s Moʻolelo / #tbt we take a few steps back to August of 2011 when we originally released our Island Love tee which took lyrics from Peter Moon Band's song of the same name. “Juice from the Mango, Milk from the Coconut, Bud from the Cannabis… I can’t smoke enough!” Cue that song up in your iTunes, light up a spliff Backwoods and zone out to some classic, contemporary Hawaiian music.
30 May '13

MOʻOLELO: FITTED x EIGHTY FOUR SKATE CO. x VANS

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Aloha kākou!
For this week’s Moʻolelo / #tbt, we travel back two years ago to 2011 when we released our collaboration with Eighty Four Skate Co. & Vans for a custom built Era Pro. The components of this model consisted of black linen with single stitch embroidering in a multitude of colors as seen on our O.G. black Kala fitted from 2007. For those who may not know, "Kala" in Hawaiian translates to "money," as in "Money is the root of all evil," however with this concept and frame of thought, we flipped it into something a little more positive.
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09 May '13

MOʻOLELO: CULTURE AGAINST MAN

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Aloha kākou!
This week’s Moʻolelo / #tbt is our Culture Against Man release from 2010. We all know that the demise of our entire Culture (including language, proper education, traditions and customs & knowledge of the land, heavens and ocean) was met when Hawai’i was “discovered” by James C(r)ook(ed) and his fellow Europeons nearly 232 years ago. From the dreadful diseases introduced to the indigenous, original people to the assimilation of European politics, the English language and monolithic religion, we were at lost to our entire aboriginal culture. Things declined more with the illegal overthrow of our ‘aina, stripped of our original language and arts (hula, straw weaving, fish hook making, etcetera) and as a result, entirely stripped of our knowledge of self. You see, as much as the media and government attempt to depict us as simple-minded, unintelligent savages of the Pacific, we have, and still do, show and prove that our intelligence superceded their intellect. We may have not had the proper tools and material to manifest this knowledge, but what we lacked, we made up for in other ways. Navigating the vast open Pacific by way of the stars in the heavens, currents, wind and offshore birds with just the utilization of passed-down knowledge, word of mouth, our eyes and mind. No technology involved, no weather instruments, telescopes or compasses. There are even (slightly) theoretical anthropological studies, findings / evidence that prove that early Polynesians may have discovered the Americas before Columbus made contact.
26 Feb '10

ALOHA FRIDAY

Posted by admin in Classic, Hawaiian, Music
Aloha Kakou,
I've been wanting to put together an ALOHA FRIDAY post for a minute; I finally got around to it with the help of KNOWxONE (mahalo). In the back of Mom's VW Bus heading to the beach, the one thing I remember the most is HAWAIIAN MUSIC.. ALL DAY EVERY DAY. Needless to say, nowadays I have 105 KINE programmed for my morning and afternoon drives. I feel like our younger generation doesn't embrace this as much as they should! Please take some time and get lost in some GOOD MUSIC!!
Teresa Bright - Poli'ahu

Gabby Pahinui - Wahine U'i

Amy Hanaiali'i - Haleiwa Hula

Kalapana - When The Morning Comes

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Ka Huila Wai

Olomana - Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u

Brothers Cazimero - Pua Home

Dennis Pavao - Hawai'i Loa

Aloha Pumehana Serenaders (Darrell Lupenui) - Waikaloa

Hapa - Ku'u Lei Awapuhi

Aloha Friday Song