PASIFIKA ARTISTS NETWORK
Pasifika Artists Network offers a unique dimension to national and international performing arts touring, featuring award-winning performers with roots in the cultures, genres, and aesthetics of Hawai‘i, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Australia, and other parts of the Pacific.
The Pasifika roster reflects a spectrum of traditional to contemporary performing arts in music, dance, theater, and spoken word, sharing the vibrancy and excitement of contemporary indigenous icons and celebrated performers.
Pasifika Artists Network also offers consulting services in not-for-profit management, performing arts programming, and community engagement.
MAUI FIRE RELIEF & RECOVERY
We are deeply saddened by the deadly wildfires that consumed Lahaina and Maui’s westside this past week, and appreciate the outpouring of concern and support that you have shone. Recovery is a long road — from the immediate housing and feeding people, to regaining livelihoods lost from the destruction of businesses and venues, to rebuilding pono [in a just manner].
Many have come forward in support — here are some ways you can help:
Wiwoʻole Maui Benefit Concert (Livestream). will be livestreamed worldwide on August 19, 2023 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hawai’i Standard Time on www.kaainamomona.org and across participating artists’ social media platforms. Spearheaded by Grammy-winner Kalani Pe’a, the concert includes performances by Maui musicians Amy Hanaiali’i, Ekolu, Kanekoa, Kamaka Kukona, Pi’ilani Arias, Raiatea Helm, and many more. , including several award-winning halau. Proceeds from Wiwoʻole #MauiStrong will be stewarded through Native Hawaiian 501(c)(3) ‘Āina Momona [EIN 82-1366588] at WIWOʻOLE MAUI BENEFIT CONCERT and the Maui Strong Fund at The Hawai’i Community Foundation [EIN 99-0261283].
Many artists are stepping forward at this difficult time:
George Kahumoku Jr, whose weekly Slack Key Show been a mainstay for Hawaiian music on the West Side for nearly 20 years, launched a GoFundMe campaign to support the Show’s performers who are all impacted by the fire
Keola Beamer is donating the proceeds of his upcoming Maui concert to relief efforts, donations can be made to his Mohala Hou Foundation
Henry Kapono, who is donating the proceeds of his upcoming concerts to relief efforts, has created the We Are Friends Maui fund through his foundation to support professional musicians who have suffered loss due to the fire
Other ways to support:
Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Donations need to specify Maui Strong.
Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, Maui’s Hawaiian voyaging canoe and cultural organization, based in Lahaina
Mahalo nui — with our deepest thanks!
Share Aloha as we gather again —
- WAA, (Western Arts Alliance) Conference, Sept 4-8, 2023, Seattle WA
- MAX (Midwest Arts Expo), Sept 18-21, 2023, Indianapolis IN
- APAP (Assoc of Performing Arts Professionals), Jan 12-16, 2024, New York NY
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