2014 / Japanese American community program in Little Tokyo / All-original Hawaiian music and dance, May 31, 7:30 pm

JACCC Hawaiian Music DanceJapanese American Cultural and Community Center presents

Me Ke Aloha Pumehana ~ With Warmest Aloha

Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 pm

The Aratani Theatre at the JACCC campus in Little Tokyo

www.jaccc.org

A much anticipated collaboration of all-original Hawaiian music and dance

Featuring Keali`i Ceballos and Halau Keali`i O Nalani Music by Daniel Ho

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles – On Saturday, May 31, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center presents “Me Ke Aloha Pumehana ~ With Warmest Aloha”, a concert of Hawai`i-inspired music and dance at the Aratani Theatre featuring the much anticipated collaboration of two of Los Angeles’ esteemed purveyors of aloha – Daniel Ho and Keali`i Ceballos.

The program of all-original Hawaiian and English language songs will feature vocals, chant, and dance by renowned kumu hula Keali`i Ceballosand his award-winning halau, Halau Keali`i O Nalani.

It will premiere new hula choreographies to original music written by Grammy Award Winners Daniel Ho and Amy Ku`uleialoha Stillman.

This is a pairing of not-to-be-missed visual and sonic artistry as Daniel and Keali`i and friends present an evening filled with their warmest aloha.

“Our challenge was not only how we might do right by Hawaiian music, but indeed how we might contribute to its continued growth. The lyrics tell present-day stories about our lives and experiences, and the music finds its inspiration in many cultures and genres… From penning our first song to interpreting them as hula dances, Me Ke Aloha Pumehana is the debut of a creative effort six years in the making.” – Daniel Ho