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Maui Salt and Sage Magazine, the Maui AMPFest and our website are part of The Aloha Project: Promoting Aloha, Music, Hawaiian Culture & sustainable living through international collaboration.

All three strive to showcase the diversity of the subcultures on Maui with Hawaiian Culture and music as the centerpiece. We hope to perpetuate the Spirit of Aloha and create a worldwide bond between socially and politically conscious people, musicians, artists and writers from around the world.

Mahalos for stopping by!

Maui Salt and Sage recommends:

Dr. Pualani Kanaka‘ole-Kanahel

Dr. Pualani Kanaka‘ole-Kanahele in the Green Room

On Friday, June 9th, The Merwin Conservancy presents an evening with renowned Hawaiian spirituall leader Dr. Pualani Kanakaka‘ole-Kanahele, whose lifetime accomplishments as a kumu hula, writer, educator, musician, and dedicated community leader make her a very sought-after speaker and cultural consultant. Dr. Kanahele is the guest of honor at the next installment of The Green Room, an environmental and literary salon series on Maui that is hosted by the Conservancy and fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination. The event begins at 7:00pm in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person, with a $10 student rate available with valid student I.D..

 

walkWalk4Water

A WALK TO RESTORE STREAM FLOW, Monday, May 29 at 8:08 AM – 12:12 PM
Join us this memorial day as we remember and walk the natural path of water from mauka (mountain) to makai (ocean). Our route begins at Pi’iholo Road in Makawao and ends at Ho’okipa Beach in Pā’ia. To learn more about this event, sign up and receive registration forms via email, please visit www.manawahine.org

kanekoaStringz n Finz: 6/17 Conservation Benefit

June 17th, 2017, we invite you to our first annual Stringz n Finz Conservation and Education Benefit. This is a celebration of ocean conservation in motion. We are hosting a group of top musical acts and personalities to share music & stories and inviting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as our guested honoree.

Join international acts Keller WilliamsPeter RowanLarry Keel and local bands YumYum Beast and Kanekoa for this epic day music, education and action! Great voices come together in song to celebrate & educate people on action and conservation

Sea Shepherd GlobalWhale TrustHawaii Wildlife FundLove The Sea and Surfrider Foundation will be holding down the education hub, with Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society our keynote speaker.

Malama Ke Kai by Philip Scott Wikel

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Malama Ke Kai

by Philip Scott Wikel

 

Restoring Waters

Makai Side

laps against the Pali

 

Fishermen say:

“Aloha Ka Manini”

Malala Ke Kai

Bless the ocean that

feeds us in so many ways

 

Surfing

The Sport of Kings

thrownets

cast for sustenance

and children scream with joy

on bodyboards

 

Kanaloa

God of the Sea

hair combed slowly by a fresh wind

and massaged by a Southern Swell

 

Restoring Waters

Makai Side

feeds my liquid soul

Stories Of The ‘Aina And The Kai

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ALL ISLAND STORIES ARE WELCOME!

Break out the pen, laptop, paints and cameras, etc. 

and send us your best inspiration!

We’re looking for great writing, art and photography. Anything to do with the ‘Aina and Ocean experience. Hawaiian Culture, Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Farming, Alternative Energy, Hawaiian Spirituality, Outrigger Canoeing, Surfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, or just talking story, etc., etc., etc.

 The premier issue of our printed version of MauiSalt is scheduled for May 2017.

 Please direct emails to mauisaltandsage@gmail.com

A Scribe’s War

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by Philip Scott Wikel

 

handwritten manuscripts

wartorn pages

thoughts scratched down

added to the ages?

 

blood-bathed and heartfelt

recorded with wired veins

swords and guns and knives

moan of trials and pain

 

trenches dug

hopes of gaining

inches of ground

at least sustaining

 

wartorn manuscripts

handwritten pages

land mines laid

in literary cages

 

machine gun fire and mustard gas

truces never made

all is quiet on the western front

some dues can never be paid

Mauna Loa

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Mauna Loa

by Philip Scott Wikel

 

viscous

smoldering

oozing through vents to depths

no diver dares

 

molten

glowing

heat so hot that touching

no midas tries

 

soldering

joined together by melting

stitching patches of

cooled and cracked

 

an island chain forming

rock and iron

and the greenest of life

worn smooth by water and time

 

viscous

air thick with love

and bound by aloha