For some, the lockdown was a respite, where we honed our gardening skills or finally baked the perfect loaf of sourdough. But for others whose livelihoods depend on tourism, it was more of an Orwellian nightmare.
In a departure from Hawaiian tradition, which dictates that falsetto singing contests are a man’s domain, Hana resident Lahela Lee Park was named the winner of the inaugural Carmen Hulu Lindsey Leo Ha‘iha‘i Falsetto Contest.
The roots of tenacious local band Kanekoa stem in Reno, Nevada with two high school football players. Two and a half decades later, the stout linemen, Kaulana Kanekoa and Travis Rice, never imagined they would be longtime partners in an award-winning ukulele band.