Anuhea Rocks the Hawaii Conservation Conference Community Free Event

Last Wednesday at the 2012 Hawaii Conservation Conference being held at the Hawaii Convention Center, they had a free community event where the public was invited to do many things like make a mural with world famous muralist Wyland.

The highlight of the evening was a 90 minute concert put on by Anuhea Jenkins!

Fans of all ages came out to see her play as it’s not often you get to see talent like this play for free!

Mahalo Anuhea for giving me permission “to do my thing” as you were performing.

She played almost an hour straight without taking a break and then took a quick break to make some announcements on behalf of the folks at the Conservation Conference and then continued to play about 4 more songs!

I got the opportunity to make a little youtube clip of one her songs.  I wish I would have had more then my cell phone to take the video with though!


Anuhea was very gracious and offered everyone who asked her for an autograph after her performance the chance to get one.  Here she is with Hawaii Conservation Alliance Executive Director Lihla Noori and the youngest attendee of this years conference.

Hawaii Conservation Alliance Executive Director Lihla Noori and Anuhea with the youngest attendee of the 2012 Hawaii Conservation Conference

I heard a rumor that reggae group “The Green” might be headlining next year’s conservation conference… and once again Anuhea… Mahalo for being the sweetheart that you are!

Wyland Paints a Mural at the Hawaii Conservation Conference

World famous muralists “Wyland” is at the 2012 Hawaii Conservation Conference FREE Community event going on right now.

Here is a picture of him with Stuart Coleman of the Surfrider Foundation and Lihla Noori of The Hawaii Conservation Alliance.

Wyland loves to paint and I found it interesting that he had no problem with having young kids paint over the stuff that he had just painted!

Here’s a short video of Wyland talking about his presence at the Hawaii Conservation Conference.


Anuhea is going to be playing on stage soon on the 4th floor of the Hawaii Convention Center.

2012 Hawaii Conservation Conference – Day 1

Today was the first day of the 20th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference and it was a great day held by all.

Tomorrow the public is invited to attend for free from 3 pm – 8 pm where Anuhea Jenkins will be putting on a show later in the evening on the 4th floor of the Hawaii Convention Center.

Here are my Tweets from this afternoon (if you read them from the bottom up they are more chronological that way:

Damon Tucker@damontucker

Check out the crowd at the symposium on New Developments for Managing Invasive Species! #HCC2012

Sheri Mann talks about funding sources for acquisition of conservation lands. #HCC2012

Forum: The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary – 20 years later. #HCC2012

@swianecki @footesea @rtb808 I have to leave and then come back. Got to eat and check into hotel.

Big Island Police Looking for Suspects in Puna Burglary and Fire 

Cynthia King updates crowd on the State of #Hawaii Native Invertebrate database at #HCC2012

University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood talks about institutung “Green Jobs” #HCC2012

#hcc2012 Raynor – Our job is to build capacity of local leaders in Micronesia. We think this is true in Hawaii too!

Raynor: About forest loss in Pohnpei: “if you lose the forest, you lose the water, you lose the med plants, you lose everything” #HCC2012

Standing Room Only as Paul Higashino talks about the last 20 years on Kaho’olawe #HCC2012

Big Island resident & UHHilo student Jesse Eiben talks about the Wekiu Bug #HCC2012

Chris Brosius talks about the West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership #HCC2012

So nice to see a huge event like #HCC2012 without politicians trying to campaign!

Heads up… Traffic light out at Kalakaua and Kapiolani intersection.

Tundi Agardy: Ridges to Reef management & stewardship (Hawaii’s ahupua’a concept) is what will lead to effective conservation #HCC2012

Agardy: “By going very deep we forget to reach out to the side” problem of scientific hyper-specialization #HCC2012

Agardy: fishing+eutrophication+invasive spp= full ecosystem regime shifts; cannot be restored, there is a pt of no return #HCC2012

With deep-belly chants, each island asks permission to enter the conference during the opening protocol of #HCC2012 #hawaiianstyle

Check out hashtag #HCC2012 for great updates on the Hawaii Conservation Conference! Thanks for keeping me in the loop, tweeps!

Great opening plenary at #HCC2012 To succeed: love what you do, stay curious, perservere, listen to others, treat ppl well (return calls)

panelist James Jacobi:Hawaii may not be a biodiversity hotspot, but it’s an evolutionary & conservation hotspot w/ fantastic biota #HCC2012

RT @footesea Sato: We need new messengers-teachers, community & youth (+ scientists) If ppl don’t understand, they will fight you #HCC2012

Sam Gon, key to conservation success: know a little about a lot, appreciate wonders of this archipelago, & obsessiveness helps too! #HCC2012

Hashtag for attendees! RT @HCAFriends Welcome to the Hawaii Conservation Conference 2012 everyone! Let’s go: #HCC2012

Opening Plenary Panel: Tundy Agardy of Sound Seas & Bill Raynor of The Nature Conservancy #HCC2012

The 2012 Hawaii Conservation Concert is now beginning. #HCC2012 …

Here are the pictures I took from today:

20th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference FREE DAY to Feature Anuhea, Wyland and Others

The 20th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference is reminding folks that there is also a free day that will be happening during the conference on August 1st from 3 – 8 pm at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Events & Activities

3:00-8:00 p.m. Interactive Exhibit Room/ Maoli Real Time Arts Gallery (Ballroom A) Aupuni Place  artisan market (Ballroom BC)
4:00-6:00 p.m. Wyland collaborative mural painting with students
Kawika Kahiapo of Kaukahi and special guests
4:00-8:00 p.m. Hawai‘i Kākou Mural Education Interactive (Ballroom BC)
5:30-8:00 p.m. HCC Poster Session (Ballroom BC)
6:00-6:30 p.m. Opening remarks, Hawai‘i Energy Award & My Hawai‘i Awards- 4th floor stage
6:30-8:30 p.m. Special performance by Anuhea
Pupus & no-host bar

I asked Anuhea if I could interview her on that day and she agreed!

20th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference to Feature Anuhea on the Public Day

I’m excited to attend the 20th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference over on Oahu and I just got wind that there will be a public event that anyone can attend and Anuhea will be the featured entertainer!

Anuhea Jenkins at the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

The public event is entitled “Conserve Hawai‘i! Our Islands, Our People, Our Future” and will take place on Wednesday, August 1st from 3pm to 8 pm at the Hawaii Convention Center.


The 2012 Hawaii Conservation Conference Public Day has activities for all to enjoy! Such as a live mural painting by Wyland, Maoli Art in Real Time, the Knowledge in Motion film series, a Slow Food Hawaii Sampler Booth and music from singer/songwriter Anuhea! That’s not all, check out for more event details.

Summer of Love… Anuhea Jenkins Coming to Pahoa!

This past week I spent some time on Oahu doing my best trying to convince musicians from the State of Hawaii to come play on the Big Island.

Anuhea at the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

I was pleasantly surprised when I asked 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Anuhea Jenkins when she would come to the Big Island again and in particular come to Pahoa and she stated “I’m Coming to Pahoa on Sunday, July 3rd at the Akebono Theater

Anuhea and The Green at the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Anuhea and The Green at the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Of course Anuhea is one of my favorite artists right now… so I’ll be sure to be there!

Summer of Love Tour UNPLUGGED

At : Akebono Theater
KWXX Radio presents: Anuhea Summer of Love Tour, Pahoa
Anuhea performs acoustic style at the Akebono Theater in Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii.
More info TBA!

Anuhea Jenkins to Sing National Anthem at NFL Pro Bowl Game

My favorite artist right now, Na Hoku Award Winner Anuhea Jenkins, just announced on Facebook that she was asked to sing the National Anthem at this years Pro Bowl!

“Holy football!!! I’m singing the National Anthem at the Pro-Bowl!”

This is a pretty big deal as she will now be featured all across America.

This Thursday – Pahoa Village Cafe Welcomes The Green

I’m wondering if Anuhea Jenkins will make a special guest appearance with The Green as she has been touring a lot with them of late.

Anuhea Jenkins and members of "The Green"

These pictures were taken of her at the Na Hoku Awards Festival with “The Green” escorting her on her big night of winning two Na Hoku Awards.

Getting interviewed by Lina Girl

So come check out Pahoa Village Cafe this Thursday night and hopefully we will be treated to a nice little surprise!

Anuhea Jenkins Playing in Bellingham!!!

To all my former friends in Bellingham… please check out Anuhea Jenkins playing at the Wild Buffalo!

She just won two Na Hoku Awards and I think you folks would enjoy this show!

Na Hoku Festival… The FREE Concerts

One of the cool things about this most recent Na Hoku Festival is that throughout Waikiki they had a bunch of free concerts I was able to attend.

I myself must have attended at least 12 different concerts… but the the main free concerts that I attended were Anuhea Jenkins, John Cruz and YOZA!

Anuhea Making Me Blush

Enjoying myself with John Cruz jamming in the back

YOZA strumming her groove

You can click on the pictures below to see other entertainers and concerts from the many stages that were set up during the Na Hoku Festival.

2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards… The Winners

I had a great time at the 2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and was honored to be asked to take pictures of the winners after they had received their awards.

The winners are:

Best Graphics:

Kuhao Zane for the Design on the cover of Mailani's album Polinahe

Best Instrumental Album:

"Live" by Jake Shimabukura

Best Slack Key Album:

"Maui on My Mind" by Jeff Peterson

Best Jazz Album of the Year:

"Girl Talk" by the Hula Honeys

Haku Mele:

"Hanohano Helumoa" by Ho'okena - Manu Boyd, Composer

Hawaiian Language Performance:

"Nani Mau Loa - Everlasting Beauty" by Ho'okena

Hawaiian Album:

"Uluwehi Sings Na Mele Hula Aloha" by Uluwehi Guerrero

Reggae Album:

"Ekolu Music II: Anthem" by Ekolu

Contemporary Album:

"Anuhea" by Anuhea Jenkins

Island Music Album:

"Ku'uipo E Hula Mai Me A'u" by Ku'uipo Kumukahi

R&B/ Hip Hop Album:

"Before My Last Breath" by Ryan Hiraoka

Best Rock Album:

"Acoustic-Me" by Kona

Group of the Year:


Most Promising Artist:

Anuhea Jenkins

Male Vocalist of the Year:

(Uncle Willie K – Maui Tribe [NOT PRESENT])

Song of the Year:

"Polinahe" Composed by Lorna Lim & Wailau Ryder. Kuhao Zane (right) won a Na Hoku Award earlier in the night for Graphics Design on this Album.

Female Vocalist of the Year:


Album of the Year:

Amy Hanaiali'i for Friends and Family of Hawaii

My Predictions for the 2010 Na Hoku Awards

I’m lucky enough to be able to attend this years Na Hoku Festivals that are starting this week and then concluding with the awards show that will be broadcast on Sunday evening.

Here are some of my predictions for this years awards:

Most Promising Artist(s) of the Year: Most Promising first-recorded effort as a featured artist or group (must be Hawai`i resident).

RODNEY CAZIMERO, Kohala Moon (Heloke)

ANUHEA JENKINS, Anuhea (OneHawaii)

KOLOHE KAI, This is the Life (Go Aloha)

KÜLEWA, Külewa (Oversized)

ALVIN OKAMI, Just Uke and Me (KoAloha)

My Prediction:

Female Vocalist of the Year: Best performance by a female artist (must be Hawai`i resident).

NOHELANI CYPRIANO, Pulelehu..My Precious Butterfly (Pulelehua)

AMY HANAIALI`I, Friends and Family of Hawai`i (Ua)

RAIATEA HELM, Raiatea Live! (Raiatea Helm)

LORNA LIM, Polinahe, (Palm)

MAILANI, Mailani (Mountain Apple)

My Prediction:

Male Vocalist of the Year: Best performance by a male artist (must be Hawai`i resident). (Two way tie for 5th place.)

BROTHER NOLAND, Hawaiian Man (Mountain Apple)

O`BRIAN ESELU, Aloha E, Aloha E, Aloha E (Hiki No)

ULUWEHI GUERRERO, Uluwehi Sings Nä Mele Hula Aloha (Kaulupono)

UNCLE WILLIE K, Uncle Willie K Live from Mulligan’s on the Blue (Maui Tribe)

KELI`I KANEALI`I, Kaua`i (Mountain Apple)

HENRY KAPONO, The Wild Hawaiian Experience (Eclectic)

My Prediction:

Of course there are a lot of other categories.  You can view all of the finalists here.

Of course since I’ll be wearing different Sig Zane Design shirts throughout the festival,  I’ll be rooting on Kuhao Zane, son of Sig Zane, in the Best Graphics Awards for POLINAHE, Lorna Lim (Palm)

I can’t wait to go and I thank those that are involved in bringing me over!

Tonight: Fearless Friday with Anuhea