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Marimbas this Saturday at Hawaiian Sanctuary

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

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Kunzwa Live Album 1st Music Video Released

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

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New Season in Halepua`a

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.

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The Earth, Our Sustenance video series

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.

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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

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Select Indigenous Activism Hotspots

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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The best way to receive updates about Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble performance, marimba classes, and general marimba music information is to sign up for our email newsletter.  I will be conscientious to always have these posts contain important marimba-only information (about once a week, on average), so that your inbox doesn’t become cluttered.   If, after… Read More Join Marimba Newsletter List