Tattoo News - April/May 2007
ON THE WEB
As some of you might know, this last weekend was the Merrie Monarch Hula Competition in Hilo (see http://www.merriemonarchfestival.org/index.html). A friend just made we aware that there is a fair amount of hula on You Tube. Hula kahiko (ancient hula) can be sampled at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWitlVkMdSs, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xij39z0_7_g and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ZuAsJfUJc To see some fantastic auana (modern) hula, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ll1VbRn9J8. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dze56LMadJo in addition to great dance & innovative choreography, the music is fantastic!
A sampling of Tahitian dance is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aID4EDf6-xA
You can see Maori haka at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z0oRfxFoZc with a lot of paint-on tattoos.
Black Grace, a FANTASTIC Polynesian men's dance group based in NZ has a excellent video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF5VDdHJsw4 Watch it, above all the others! But watch it all the way through. WOW!
Matatoa from Rapanui (Easter Island) have a fun video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cICvYtUoR_0 with some nice video footage of the island. The Tahitian group, Manahune, is online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np7d49nPVvA&mode=related&search=
A good website on Hawaiian music is at http://www.nahenahe.net/ For mail ordering Hawaiian CD's, see http://www.buyhawaiianmusic.com/
If you are a Keali'i Reichel fan, check out http://www.kealiireichel.com/
If you are Hawaiian on the mainland (or anywhere else!) you might enjoy the broadcasts at http://www.tvfromhawaii.com/
If you truly want news on Hawaiian affairs, Ka Wai Ola, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs newspaper is online at http://www.oha.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=336&Itemid=173 The radio program, Na Oiwi Olino (people seeking wisdom) can be heard online at http://www.am940hawaii.com
until May 22nd home in Honolulu
May 26th - June 3rd Los Angeles
June 6th - 17th Oceanside
June 23rd - July 1st San Francisco area
If you are interested in an appointment during this next trip, contact me at home, (808) 734-8677. I far prefer the phone for initial inquires, as I talk far faster than I type, but if you must e-mail, it's . Details on signing up and the deposit are on my website at http://www.tattootraditions.alohaworld.com/tattootraditions/policy.htm
Contact me soon if you are serious, so that we have some time to correspond on your design.