A performance from Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble will culminate this fall’s SEED EXCHANGE AND REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL at Hawaiian Sanctuary. The event, sponsored by Hawai`i Farmer’s Union United’s Puna Chapter, takes place from noon-7pm on Saturday, November 23rd. This will be the first performance from Kunzwa since their summer break. The band takes the stage at… Read More Marimbas this Saturday at Hawaiian Sanctuary
The first of a series of topical music videos featuring mastered tracks from Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble’s live recording at Kukuau Studio has been released. “Amoxoxo – Rainforest”, a song by Alport Mhlanga and Musasa Marimba Ensemble, provides the rhythmic, cyclical textural backdrop to scenes from some of Puna’s beautiful tropical rainforests. Video from Keau`ohana Forest… Read More Kunzwa Live Album 1st Music Video Released
Following completion of the first round of grant work in Halepua`a, a second round of forest restoration work is being initiated. LFA control and trail maintenance are expected to take less of the budget, while maintenance of plantings and new native plantings will increase. Sign up for our MALAMA `AINA newsletter for updates.
A new episodic video series, called “The Earth, Our Sustenance” will start running in 2020. This series will feature stories, music videos, and humorous digressions appropriate for all ages. If you are interested in being notified when they start, please sign up for our “CREATIVITY” newsletter.
Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble’s Live album, recorded in June at Kukuau Studio, is currently in post-production. We have just arranged with Kukuau Studio to have an album release performance on DECEMBER 14, 2019. Copies of the recording, on either CD or thumb drive, will be available for a special price at this performance. Check back over… Read More LIVE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY 12/14/2019
As part of an effort to share and spread the kukia`imauna movement, Lanakila Mangauil was invited to speak in Pahoa 0n 10/29. The evening gathering of over 100 people began with sundown protocols, which Lanakila shared are taking places at multiple locations on Hawai`i and at sundown at mainland locations. The pule and hula were… Read More Kukia`imauna
Overview The six months of work which comprised the completion of this grant have served to extend and protect native plantings primarily within a southeastern lobe of the Halepua`a section of the Nanawale Forest Reserve near the termination of Papaya Farms Road and the bisection of the Reserve by Railroad Ave. This area has been… Read More State Forest Restoration Grant Completed
On Tuesday, October 15, fifteen people joined in the 2nd monthly cleanup of Wai`ele beach in Kapoho. This important neighborhood location is part of heritage lands, and contains an ancient Ala Kahakai. Marine debris has covered the coastal area, sometimes washing all the way into the jungle. As part of its ongoing effort to remove… Read More 2nd Wai`ele Cleanup Bags 600 lbs.
Here is a very introductory list of places on the planet where indigenous peoples are currently involved in struggles against the attempts of oppressive regimes/corporations to develop their land-base. Check back here occasionally, or sign up for the Malama `Aina newsletter on the sidebar to your right, for updates. Currently, the Wet’suwet’en people could really… Read More Select Indigenous Activism Hotspots
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