Mahalo to the Happy crowd that came to support the Mana Mele Project ...
This past weekendʻs fundraiser was a great success, with a very lively and positive sellout crowd - over 500 across the night! We thought weʻd share a few pics and videos, starting with this clip of Natural Vibes playing one of their classics ...
Next up - an epic lineup at Gordon-Biersch on 11/19. Stay tuned!
Natural Vibrations John Cruz Wayne Enos Joseph Espinda Brandon Hutson Jai Rodgers Willy Asprey Augie Lopaka Colòn Jr. Roman Corpuz Kawaioli Hoe Jess Ka'ala Lundgren Tiffany Nozawa Camille Kalama Sierra Dew Michelle Archuleta Maile Taylor Lori Halemano John Prime Liloa Dunn Irie Aloha LION FIYAH Mento Mele Apana
The best ounce of prevention - invest in community, culture and environment-based education for our youth. And Mana Mele does it with music!
You also get awesome music - JAH Maoli, John Cruz and Natural Vibrations this Saturday. Or if you canʻt make it, they have tons of awesome music and merch as mahalo gifts. E kakoʻo mai! ...
TICKET GIVEAWAYS & ʻOHANA RATES for Jah Maoli, John Cruz and Natural Vibrations this Sat!
For the next 24 hours only, to our Facebook and Instagram supporters, we are offering:
1) Free tickets - 2 winners will each get 2 names on the guest list, selected randomly among those who: like our page (if you havenʻt yet), and share 1 of our recent posts, tagging Mana Maoli and adding a comment to the post, e.g. "I hope I win the tix!", "I not scared drive North Shore, are you?", or "I can free up Saturday!"
2) ʻOhana Rates - A $10 donation = 1 name on our guest list. Simply make your donation at manamele.org, it will prompt you for a name to put on the guest list. After the 24 hours window, you'll have until 2PM the day of the event to make a $15 donation for a name on our guest list. It will be a $20 minimum donation at the door.
See prior posts or manamele.org for details on this Satʻs event.
Mahalo for your support!
Davis Price Michelle Archuleta Liberty Day Kamaile Long Alex Kinimaka Westafa Songbird Maria Remos Liloa Dunn Tish Hanakahi Wayne Enos Heilee Mossman Johnny Tanner Maile Taylor Pua Jai Sierra Dew Camille Kalama John Prime Joseph Espinda Trey Terada Kevin Chang Nohealani Miller
John has been a long-time supporter of Mana Maoli and Mana Mele since their inception, serving as a mentor to Hawaiian charter school youth on Kaua`i, Hawaiʻi and O`ahu, a Mana Mele Collective artist on multiple CD projects and fundraiser concerts, and more currently as the President of Mana Maoli's Board of Directors. Mahalo nui e John!! #JAHMaoli #JohnCruz #HālauKūMāna #WayneEnos #NaturalVibrations #ManaMaoli #ManaMele
Sending much aloha and pule to the Cruz ʻohana ...
Guy Cruz moved on to the next realm last night.
We send our aloha, pule, and condolences to his ʻohana and loved ones.
All who have heard Guyʻs voice, lyrics and music even once, would agree it is unforgettable.
So was his unconditional aloha - always giving when he had next to nothing, always willing to
undergo great sacrifice for friends.
Guy played important and pivotal roles for Mana Maoli in the early years, and always immediately
said yes to any invite to kōkua ever since. He will be greatly missed, and we are forever grateful.
This song is "Forgive I" by Guy Cruz and Kevin Chang of Kupaʻaina.
Guy Cruz Kenny Flores Jr. Cindy Macfarlane-Flores Dustin Leandro John Cruz Tiffa Garza Makana Cameron Trey Terada Seann Carroll Augie Lopaka Colòn Jr. Kelli Heath Cruz Pomaika'i Lyman Irie Love LION FIYAH Mento Mele Apana