Maui, HI – Wiwo‘ole in native Hawaiian means ‘fearless, brave, bold, and courageous.’ In this historic occurrence of unprecedented and catastrophic loss, the unifying and healing power of mele (music) has summoned Maui’s celebrated recording artists and halau to gather for the Wiwo‘ole Maui Benefit Concert (Livestream) on Saturday, August 19, 2023 live-streamed from Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Wiwo‘ole #MauiStrong is dedicated to raising essential disaster relief funds urgently needed to support and sustain the victims of the August 8 Maui wildfires that affected communities across the island and devastated the historic town of Lahaina (traditionally known as Malu’ulu’olele).
HAWAII ISLAND- Kona Dance and Performing Arts is about to begin their 8th season in Kealakekua as one of the premier performing arts centers on Hawai’i Island. This Saturday August 5th, they are holding a keiki friendly open house from 10am to 4pm offering free classes, performances, crafts, and face painting. This season they will offer an average of 25 classes for ages three to adult in 2 main sessions and fill an average of 182 class slots in each session. Kona Dance’s mission is to provide high quality education and instruction in dance and performing arts to the local youth and the Big Island Community. Their vision is empowering families through dance and performing arts.