Tag: Hawaii Music

Kahuku’s Iam Tongi is already a star on “American Idol”

I’ve never been much of an American Idol fan. Not even a little. But the soaring success of Hawaii contestant Iam Tongi, or William Tongi, has changed that. It’s genuinely thrilling to see someone with such deep Hawaii roots receive international exposure and acclaim for his powerful performances in the 21st season of one of […]

Read More

Live music in Hawaii – a vacation essential

Every Hawaii vacation has its own soundtrack. You won’t hear it anywhere else. You can’t take the immediate intimacy of the sounds of the surf or the birdsong of the forest home with you, except in your heart and mind (or a low-fi social media clip, perhaps). That internal soundtrack should include live music in […]

Read More