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Lessons of Aloha, Ukelele Lesson & Concert with Brother Noland

March 31, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, Mar 31st

Lessons of Aloha 4:00 -5:00 pm $20

Ukelele/Hula Lesson-Papalina Lahilahi 5:30-6:30 pm $20

Heroic Spirit Music Concert  7:00m-9:00 pm $20

$50 for all Brother Noland events

“Everything that happens to you is a lesson of aloha.” -Brother Noland    Weaving stories, narratives, and good old fashioned wisdom, Brother Noland shares some of the lessons of aloha he has learned along the way.  His humorous and upbeat style is easy to relate to and his stories will compel you to think about ways to spread aloha in your own life.  In this talk story session, Noland will share his `ohana song “Pa`ani” and also an oli (chant) from his family’s collection.Through aloha, we learn that we are connected to everything in the universe.  Authentic aloha is a reciprocal thing where aloha aku…aloha mai.  Love extends and returns in the same manner as ocean waves.  Brother Noland brings a vast breadth of experience to this workshop on relating to each other with aloha through reconnection with the natural environment.
`Ukulele Workshop – Papalina Lahilahi $20

 Bring your `ukulele and learn Papalina Lahilahi from the master of hula swing!  Brother Noland will give an introduction to musical intelligence and methods of approaching music mathematically, poetically and rhythmically.  For Papalina Lahilahi, he will cover much more than just the words and chords to this classic party hula.  Participants will gain insight into how to infuse spirit and personality into their performance.  The lesson will culminate with a group kanikapila during the Heroic Spirit Concert.  Basic knowledge of `ukulele chords required. 

Hula Workshop – Papalina Lahilahi $20
All levels welcome.  Kumu Hula Malia Helela will teach the hula steps and motions to Papalina Lahilahi.  A must in any hula dancer’s repertoire, this is one of the classic party hula songs that most musicians are guaranteed to play.  Class will begin with basic steps and a warm up.  Then we will delve into the meaning of each verse so that dancers can express themselves with great enthusiasm!

Heroic Spirit Concert by Brother Noland

7:00 – 9:00 pm


It takes a strong spirit to practice aloha in this day and age.  Experience how Brother Noland puts his lessons aloha into practice through music.  Students in the `ukulele and hula classes will have the chance to perform live during the concert.  This promises to be an unforgettable evening of music and dance!

Brother Noland , master slack guitarist,will bring his Lessons of Aloha to life in a concert celebrating peace, comfort, love, nurturing, fun and humor.  Some lessons are expressed best through music because it is a universal language that most everyone can relate to. Check out his music on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV7nhpJt1iQ

Music is the thread that has always run through and held Brother Noland‘s life together. He was born and raised in Kalihi-Palama, one of Hawaii’s economically poorest neighborhoods. He found his way out through his art and culture and now helps at risk youth define their choices and make a quality connection to the community. His music always carries a message of positive reflection, even though they are rooted in the reality we live in today. Another aspect of Noland’s life is his involvement with The Tracking Project. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1986 by John Stokes, The Tracking Project (TTP), has worked with community educators and Native elders from around the world to design a series of teachings which connect individuals directly to the natural world. Discovering and identifying this part of his life has awakened parts of his spirit that again enhance his musical creativity.


March 31, 2013
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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