Culture

Kalani Pea Hawaii

A Q&A with Musician Kalani Peʻa

Inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, a sense of self, and honoring his community, Kalani Peʻa has created a modern Hawaiian album perfect for enjoying alone or…

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The Art of Feathers

At his peaceful inn on Hawaiʻi Island, Kilohana Domingo makes traditional feather lei. Text by Lisa Yamada Images by Jonas Maon On a tranquil…

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Hike Through the Clouds on Maui

Wandering through Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area presents redwoods, Hawaiian honeycreepers, and a journey through the past.   Originally featured in our sister publication…

Kathryn Xian Lei Culture Hawaii

Being Pono in Hawai‘i

For Honolulu-based human rights activist Kathryn Xian, making soap is only the newest endeavor in an ongoing career empowering houseless communities and fighting against…

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Behind the Scenes

Hawaiian culture empowers and inspires throughout the islands, from the beautiful dance of hula to the traditions of mahu. For Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu, a cultural…

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Lei’d in Paradise

Text by Lisa Yamada Image by Jonas Maon The giving and wearing of lei is a unique island tradition and a symbol of aloha…