Come fall in love….with your ukulele…with Molokai!
Your mornings will be spent playing Old Style Hawaiian ukulele music and learning music theory. Your afternoons will be filled with playing songs at the locations they were written about. We will also be learning the music and dance of hula and experiencing Aloha culture with members of the Molokai community. (Language, Kava, Poi, etc) Finally your evenings will be filled with music shared under the stars with the legends of Molokai.
Throughout your time at Pu’ u O Hoku you will learn chords, strums, slides and perform them… Write your own songs , really “hear” your ukulele & feel the spirit of “Ohana”. This workshop is all about you falling in love with your Ukulele and the music you make together!
Mo’olelo- Storytelling and Ukulele. You will hear Lono teaching true Hawaiian ukulele traditions and music with stories of Molokai’s past from 600 AD, to the present. You will have a intimate embrace with the vibrant community of Molokai; from the Kapunas at Aloha Friday with the Hotel Molokai, to the ancient valley of Halawa with its taro fields and flowers, and the biodynamic cuisine and aestheic of Pu’u O Hoku Ranch
“Hula Halau O Mele Nei” Lono and his friends Kim, Richard and Sheri, will also do an ancient presentation of Moloka’i hula that is made up of 3 dances and their stories. Daily we will experience the history, language, culture through hula while learning with our Ukulele the songs.
Uncle Pilipo will teach us about Molokai and Aloha with a visit to his taro farm and poi demonstration along with the ancient history of Halawa valley. We also plan on visiting a flower farm to enjoy the beauty of the valley.
A word from Lono: “Your ukulele embrace will teach you Old Style Hawaiian music and lifestyle. The people and culture of Molokai will empower you to become personally involved with your ukulele music. The music and landscape will inspire you to create your own Old Style songs with your ukulele.”
NOTE: After registration an information packet will be sent to you. It will include a booklet of traditional Molokai songs, with chords,from the Kupunas Friday night songbook and contemporary songs written by Lono. You can begin practicing and be able to join the Kupunas and play along on May 24th at Hotel Molokai.
Please contact Melany with any questions: Melany@fullheartproductions.com
She looks forward to helping you create a memorable five days on Molokai!