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11
June

Navigating the Future // An Interview with Austin Kino of Hōkūleʻa

In 1976, the unproven Hōkūleʻa had many doubters. The double-hulled voyaging canoe contained no motor and the navigators would attempt to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti using only non-modern techniques believed to be used by their ancestors. When Hōkūleʻa reached [. . .]

07
May

Stir the Paint

When word spread that Maoli Arts Month 2014 would be showcasing the youngest Native Hawaiian artists the gallery has had to date, some of the older artists raised their eyebrows.

14
March

Kwalified “Go!” Music Video

Kwalified keeps it simple with the visuals for “Go!” Check the video above.

11
March

Kendrick Lamar Rocks Blaisdell

Typically, artists that come to Hawaiʻi have hit the dirt, or are headed there, in their career. They seem like they are on their last tour, to make their last bucks off of a nostalgic reunion/retirement tour. This past Saturday [. . .]

10
March

Pow! Wow! Hawaii Murals of 2014

Just about a month ago, we posted up day one shots of Kakaʻako getting a mural makeover during this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festivities. Some would call it graffiti, though technically it isn’t illegal street art. It’s hard to believe that [. . .]

03
March

#InstaHawaii5 “Brand New” Photo Recap

This past Friday was the InstaHawaii5 “Brand New” art show and silent auction, presented by InstaHawaii and Trades Hawaii, at Fresh Cafe Kaka’ako. Congratulations to @jarettblake for winning the #InstaHawaii5 grand prize. Out of 12 finalists, his fireworks photo got the most [. . .]

28
February

TRADES TALK STORY: New Kingston

The brothers of New Kingston talking with us about getting off the streets, their opinion on the Hawaii reggae scene, and what to expect from them next. Big ups to Rudeboy Reggae for making this happen.

21
February

Pow Wow, Fitted, 808 Urban Paint Hikianalia Video

While Pow Wow Hawaii hosts a long list of world-renowned and local artists to paint on building walls, some local artists painted a different type of structure. Kamea Hadar of Pow Wow Hawaii, Keola Rapozo of Fitted Hawaii, and the [. . .]

19
February

InstaHawaii5 Winners Announced

After sifting through more than 600 photos that were submitted for #instahawaii5, we have finally narrowed it down to 12 winners. These 12 winners will have their photos displayed at Fresh Café Kakaʻako on Friday February 28, from 6 PM [. . .]

19
February

Prie “Young Sinatra” Music Video

Prie gives us the visuals for “Young Sinatra,” off of his 1991 mixtape. The video gives off a ’90s vibe to match the title of the mixtape. The visuals also make me hungry and want to surf at the same damn time. [. . .]