Aloha! Here’s the Honu’a Earth Revival – Maui AMPFest

Aloha! Here’s the Honu’a Earth Revival – Maui AMPFest
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Maui AMPFest 2016: Honua/Earth Revival April 15th

HonuaAMPFest flareThe Honua/Earth Revival from The Maui AMPFest. Coming April 15th!

Produced and Edited by Phil Wikel and Peggy Johnson of Maui Salt and Sage Productions. 808-281-6020, mauisaltandsage@gmail.com

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We’re looking for bands from all music genres to join the party.

The Maui AMPFest is part of
The Aloha Project:
Promoting Aloha, Music, Hawaiian Culture & sustainable living through international collaboration.

This Video Fest strives to showcase diverse bands from around the world with Hawaiian Culture and music as it’s centerpiece, thusly perpetuating the Spirit of Aloha and creating a worldwide bond between socially and politically conscious people and musicians from around the world.

Most recent Video Fest: Songs of Gratitude

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“Songs of Gratitude” – Live Maui AMPFest on Maui

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BIG NEWS!
In addition to the Video/TV version of the next Maui AMPFest – “Songs of Gratitude” we will be holding a live event to benefit the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center (KHAKO) in Wailuku, Maui.

The event on November 14th will begin with a prayer walk to Iao Valley followed by an all day “Open House” event including live music from 2-6 and vendors from around the island. In addition “Grow The Change” will be opening the food forest at the resource center to all attendees.

We’re looking at having at least 7 bands and entertainers but probably more. If you would like to contribute to the event in any way, please contact either myself, Philip Scott Wikel at 808-281-6020 or Erin Lowenthal, Resource Center CEO, at erin.lowenthal@khako.org.

Mahalo Nui Loa,
Philip Wikel and Peggy Johnson

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Maui AMPFest ll, Now Live!

live_domradioEvents_youtubeThe Maui AMPFest is part of:
The Aloha Project
Promoting Aloha, Music, Hawaiian Culture & sustainable living through international collaboration.

This Video Fest strives to showcase diverse bands from around the world with Hawaiian Culture and music as it’s centerpiece, thusly perpetuating the Spirit of Aloha and creating a worldwide bond between socially and politically conscious people and musicians from around the world.

Next Maui AMPFest, July 4th! Celebrate the Spirit of Aloha!

PrintMaui AMPFest 2015 (Part 2) or Maui AMPFest 2015.1

We’re looking for bands from all music genres to join the party.
This will be a bi-monthly or monthly event.

The Maui AMPFest is part of 
The Aloha Project:
Promoting Aloha, Music, Hawaiian Culture & sustainable living through international collaboration.

This Video Fest strives to showcase diverse bands from around the world with Hawaiian Culture and music as it’s centerpiece, thusly perpetuating the Spirit of Aloha and creating a worldwide bond between socially and politically conscious people and musicians from around the world.

Musicians in this first installment include representatives from Portugal, France, India, Germany, China, Japan, The Phillipines, and various and sundry other parts of the world.

Bands and musicians don’t need to come to Maui. It’s a video fest.

Send your video to: lord.greystoke77@gmail.com
Event Number One (Released May 15th) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSLQtCsaCNs

Our Story: Behind The Aloha Project

keepOur Story:

Peggy and I are not “connected” people, we’re not “influential” people and we’re not people who wish to be either. What we are connected to is spirit and a handful of friends and family who live as modestly as we do.

Another thing Peggy and I are are two people with a lot of hopes and dreams for the way things could be, the way things might be and the way things should be. We wish for simple changes like an increase in the Spirit of Aloha and a deeper love for the people from which it was born, a greater respect for the ocean and the land, and an increase in compassion for the mentally ill. 

This is essentially what the Aloha Project is about. Peggy and I have solid and lofty goals, the talents to make them happen, and everything except the necessary funding to put them into action. Neither of us are eligible for bank loans or large credit card limits, and that is why we came to you with our dream. Some dreams require that others share them.

We know from your response to Mauisalt Magazine and our Aloha Maui “Mixed Plate” Video Fest that many of you are as excited and hopeful that these things will become a long-term part of all of our lives. And these two things have the power to eventually build the foundation of a sanctuary for the mentally ill and sufferers of PTSD who are not and cannot receive the type of care they need.

So, at any rate, we have only 10 days before our Indiegogo Campaign comes to a close. We hope you’ll consider, or even reconsider being a part of our vision. It’s a give and receive proposition. You get a piece of the campaign through the gifts we’re offering, and we get to move forward and upward on a mission that we believe is for the betterment of all of us.

The Aloha Project, Indiegogo Link:

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/f38eceb8

True Hawaiians

hawaiianTrue Hawaiians – key word True, not the fakers, not the ones who’ll sell themselves and their culture out for a US Gov.’t buck.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the Hawaiian people for the wonderful word “Aloha.” It has so many meanings but most importantly to me it means Love. While living on the beaches of Maui I’ve been looked out for by several different people who have shown me respect and caring in the smallest but most beautiful ways. I can find nothing more beautiful in the world than the smile on the face of a Hawaiian person. There’s a richness of color and light that emanates from their dignified and soulful faces that warms the moment like nothing else can.

And to think of after all they’ve lost, their ability to keep smiling is a wonder I’ve only witnessed elsewhere on the faces of the Irish. Both peoples have seen great hardship but instead of giving in to bitterness they turn disappointments, tragedies and turmoil into rainbows.

There’s a Hawaiian family camped not far from me and at night I listen to the song of their conversation and know that every other word is meant as “I Love You” and that they care deeply for one another though they have little of what most of us might consider creature comfort. The sound of their voices is a smile that goes on for hours. They are a people who will give until they have nothing for themselves.

It should be our mission as invaders of their land to make sure their cups never run dry and to never look upon them again in terms of “manifest destiny” as a “conquered people” but as some of our greatest teachers in the ways of kindness and caring.

Thank the mystical place called Heaven that these people might continue to walk among us and shine the light of an unrequited love on us all. Without them, I know for myself, I might never have made it through the many trials and tribulations I’ve been subjected to by those whom I had thought were my own people. They tried to surround me so that I might not see this and they tried to make me believe it no longer existed. But I kept looking and hoping to see it again and I’m happy to have found it again.

Mahalo Nui Loa, Thank you from my heart. May the warmth of the word Aloha serve to light you all through your darkest days.