Aloha friends! hope you can join us on Monday, May 25 as we help welcome 5 Hawaiian Monk Seals to their new home at the Minnesota Zoo! Performances by Halau o Napunaheleonapua (10am & 11am) and Lau Hawaiian Collective (2:30pm & 3:30pm) – more info at http://support.mnzoo.org/monkseals/
Monday, May 25
2:30-3:00 & 3:30-4:00
Lau Hawaiian Collective Performances at the Minnesota Zoo
Welcoming Hawaiian Monk Seals Nani, Koa, Ola, Opua, and Paki
Lau Musicians: David Burk, Rahn Yanes, Dave Kapell, Andrew Kane, & Kim Sueoka
Performance area: Discovery Bay (indoor stage)
Tickets: LHC’s performances are open to all zoo-goers (once you are in the zoo, you don’t have to buy an additional ticket for our performances).
Lau Hawaiian Collective named among Minnesota Public Radio’s top 9 Minnesota Arts Stories in 2013
Nathaniel Minor, Minnesota Public Radio News (Arts and Culture), December 23, 2013
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Without a doubt, the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra lockout and the departure of beloved music director Osmo Vänskä headlined arts news in Minnesota this year. But beyond that, our reporters found many other compelling stories that deserve another look.
1) A little Hawaii, when we needed it most Continue reading
Maja Beckstrom, Pioneer Press, April 11, 2013
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Move over, polka. Lau Hawaiian Collective is a group of Twin Cities musicians dedicated to preserving and playing Hawaiian music. Yup, Hawaiian music in Minnesota. Continue reading
Minnesota Sounds and Voices
Dan Olson, Minnesota Public Radio, February 13, 2013
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The closest many people in the continental United States come to the Hawaiian Islands and their music is likely from poor interpretations offered by television shows or old movies. Indeed, for years Elvis Presley’s stereotypical rendition of Blue Hawaii, from the 1961 film, probably was the sound mistaken for the real thing.
Minnesotans who want to hear a more authentic sampling of Hawaii’s rich musical heritage can take heart in the work of the Lau Hawaiian Collective. Continue reading
Local World Music Showcase at The Cedar Cultural Center
Rick Mason, City Pages (January 9, 2013)
This tripleheader is a great chance to chase the bleak Midwestern winter with medicinal doses of sounds rooted in far more tropical realms, yet played by residents of these twin icy burgs, representing the diverse local world-music community. Two of these bands are oriented to the Continue reading