From vintage koa ukuleles to Hip Hop’s favorite lyricists, this weekend is filled with activities for everyone.
Thursday, March 21 – Saturday, March 23
Tahiti Nui International presents Heiva i Honolulu at the Waikiki Shell
Halaus of all ages will be sharing, preserving, and promoting the cultures of Tahiti during this three-day event. Competitors and performers from all over the world will be gracing the stage with unforgettable and inspiring music and dance.
To’erau Manu Rahi from Vallejo, California makes its first appearance at the show with two competitors, Darien Panday and Mariah Oliveros-Nau, and one exhibitionist, Caliyah Oliverson-Nau.
This year, there are two new categories along with additional prize award monies for the new categories: TAMARI'I OTE'A and GRAND CHAMPION SOLO
Added to the award prizes this year are roundtrip travel to Heiva i Japan 2013, being held at the Mielparque Hall, September 16, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. This specific prize will be awarded to the Grand Champion Female and Grand Champion Male soloist, as well as the Senior Drumming Champion of Heiva i Honolulu 2013.
One ticket is valid for one day entry only. To attend all 3 days a ticket must be purchased for each day
Event begins at 10 am. Admission is $10-$15.
The Waikiki Shellis located at 2805 Monsarrat Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815. For more information, email email@example.com, call (808)384-2765, or visit http://tahitinuiinternational.blogspot.com/p/heiva-i-honolulu.html
Friday, March 22
BAMP Project Presents Black Star - Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli at the Republik
The 1990s gave birth to underground movement Black Star, bringing lyrical virtuosities about politics, social consciousness, and Hip Hop culture.
In 2007, Kweli released his third solo album, entitled Eardrum, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. In 2010, Gutter Rainbows, Kweli’s fourth solo album, quickly sold 13,900 copies within the first week in the United States.
In 1999, Mos Def released his solo debut album Black on Both Sides, through Rawkus Records. Also with Rawkus, he collaborated on compilations Lyricist Lounge and Soundbombing. In 2012, The Source ranked Mos Def at No. 23 on their list of the “Top 50 Lyricists of All Time”.
Kweli will be returning in April with his fifth solo album Prisoner of Conscious. In his first single, “Upper Echelon”, he takes an aggressive lyrical return with “The purity you need to get in the game is gone/ ain’t no conspiracies, stop looking for someone to blame it on/ gotta pay your debt, I took a stale style and I made it fresh”.
Black Star is back together for a Hip Hop treat. Show starts at 8 pm. Admission is $49-$69 for ages 18+. The Republik is located at 1349 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814. For more information, visit http://www.bampproject.com/
Saturday, March 23
Whatever Underground Presents: Beats Breakfast For Dinner at the Edge Bar
What’s dinner without good music?
Indulge yourself with a music genre journey at the Edge Bar with some local winners.
Audible Lab Rats: Rap Duo - In 2007, they released their sophomore album Project Philanthropy, in which the lead track earned a North American Milestones Music Innovators Award. The group’s background in turntablism, lyrical know-how, and live beats, has brought them much appreciation from both their local and worldwide audience.
Dat Natural Herb: Local Hip-Hop – Rapper with influences from Eminem, Saigon, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, The Game, Kanye West, and Mos Def
Welwing: Melodic Electronica Beats – Listen to Welwing’s sounds that have been influenced by Animal Collective, Four Tet, ambient music, Indie rock, and anything that involves a sense of texture, space, and patience.
Old Man Yells At Cloud: Mutant Blues Psych Out – Duo of live drums by Steve Smith, and guitar by Adam Meyer. Connect with them at https://www.facebook.com/SteveAndAdamMusic
There will also be some vinyl spinning by Annie Hollis and Corby Plumb.
Entertainment starts at 9 pm and admission is free for ages 18+. The Edge Bar is located at 1661 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814. For more information, call (808)230-1682
Sunday, March 24
Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show at Blaisdell
For only one day, you can get your fix of 20 years and older collectibles of koa, shells, sports cards, and much more! This is Hawaii's only strictly vintage show with no pre-sales to vendors.
There will be over 90 tables tables with over 70 vendors from Oahu, outer islands, and the mainland.
You will find great buys in antiques, Hawaiiana, art, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, dolls, tribal art, beads, tiki, gold & silver, koa, furniture, kimono, kitchenware, ukuleles, toys, kokeshi, Mid-Century décor, ivory, Chinese & Japanese antiques, Mings jewelry, Niihau shell leis, lauhala hats, stamps, coins, shabby chic, Victorian, sports cards, Hawaiian Monarchy items, prints, textiles, postcards, aloha shirts, lighters, and more!
Meet the experts with your antique & collectibles questions.
Early entry for $15 begins at 9 am, and general admission at 10:30 am is $4.50. The event ends at 4:30 pm. The Neal S. Blaisdell Hawaii Suite 777 is located at Ward Ave., Honolulu, HI 96814. For more information, visit www.ukulele.com/wikiwiki.html