Kokua for the Philippines

To help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Hawaii entertainers will come together for a benefit concert in Waikiki. Kokua for the Philippines happens today at noon on the Great Lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but if you can’t make it in person, then check out the live webcast.

There’ll be an amazing lineup of entertainers, including ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, Raiatea Helm, Amy Hanaialii Gilliom and part-time Maui resident Mick Fleetwood. That’s just a smidgen of talent to cross the stage today. Henry Kapono, Kalapana, Sean Naauao and Natural Vibrations have also been added to the lineup.

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. As the deadliest typhoon in the country’s history, it wiped out 6,000 people and left millions without a home or food even a month after the typhoon hit.

All proceeds from the concert will go toward helping those who suffered from Typhoon Haiyan. Donations will be accepted by phone or the web. You can watch it live on the web or on Hawaii cable; otherwise, listen to the beautiful sounds of the islands on the radio or on mobile devices by downloading the iHeartRadio app.


• Dec. 15, 2013 from noon to 5pm • Tickets $20 each • Streaming live on the web at www.kokuaforthephilippines.com

Posted by: Bruce Fisher