On Saturday, June 8, Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble was privileged to play a private community/birthday party at a beautiful, rustic lodge right on the border of the Halepua`a Forest Reserve. Attended by Koa`e Community Association members and close friends, the performance was intimate, with subtle solar lighting and the call of coqui between songs. The evening… Read More Marimba Party by the Halepua`a Forest Reserve
Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble will be recording live at Kukuau Studio on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm. You are cordially invited to come and take part in the energy that will be generated and archived at this special event. $10 donation goes to Kukuau Studio for generously offering studio space and audio engineering. This is… Read More Live Recording Dance Party 6/14
This weekend, a crew of five Kunzwa members gave a whole day of loving care to our well-used instruments. Diga was positioned on the sander, tuning all of the notes. Meanwhile, Lea, Brandon, and Ann rehabilitated the eye screws, wind-lacing, frames, and resonators. Josiah (with comedy team Sophia and Noah in tow) came in at… Read More Instrument Clinic Completed
The official poster for Kunzwa’s Kukuau Live Recording Dance Party has arrived! Check back to seedoflife.productions in the coming week for a video promo of this upcoming event. You can also navigate to the Kukuau Facebook event page.
Aloha marimba community, This weekend marks a wonderful opportunity to join in the intimate and bonding experience of singing sacred songs at La`akea Community Fri-Sun, 4/19-4/21. Go to Singing Alive for more details. In addition, Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble has just been added to the weekend, for a special dancing/singing performance on Saturday night at 7 pm.… Read More Marimbas added to Singing Alive
On Saturday, April 6, Kukuau Studio holds its 4th Birthday Party! Bub Pratt has brought this sweet spot in downtown Hilo a long way in the four years since, with regular jams, performances, and lessons in a whole rainbow of genres. Get there at 5 o’clock for singer/songwriter showcase and local grindz. Then at 7:30,… Read More Kukuau Studio Turns 4!
This year’s 5th Annual Flow Fest was a great opportunity for Puna to re-unite after the Kilauea Lava Flow. Just a mile from the still-smoking fault zone, the Hawaiian Sanctuary-based event was full of grief, gratitude, and celebration. Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble, with three new members, played two evenings in the re-arranged Jungle Gym to sweet… Read More Flow Fest Marimba Highlights Video
Two of my passions in life come together in this quick snap. On the way home from marimba practice, with a bucket full of hosho (gourd shakers), mallets, and local Koa`e cucumbers, lemons, and rosemary.
The Flow Marimba, a portable, travel instrument, is in beta production at Seed of Life Productions. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Enjoy this promotional video!