AHA MELE EA
Conscious Hip Hop and Revolutionary Roots Reggae come together to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Hawaiian national holiday La Hoihoi Ea!
3 rooms of Aloha ‘Āina music at Hawaiian Brians along with healthy local food and information/merch booths!
Live Hip Hop and Reggae bands in the Crossroads:
MIKE LOVE & PAULA FUGA
Hip Hop in da Studio hosted by Jus Bone of Got Rice? Show:
PANIOLO PRINCE & QUEEN MAILE (Molokai)
HOMEWORK SIMPSON (Hawai’I)
MR. KAPU (Maui)
RUKKA THE MAGNIFICENT
KEITH CROSS & CEDRIC CLINTON (Freestyle set!)
Dancehall & Reggae in the Electron Room presented by Nice Up Radio:
COOP DVILLE (Xodus)
JRAMA (Stone Groove Fam)
ZACHARAIJAH (Solomonic Sounds)
BONE (Bonafide Sounds)
LETHAL SELECTA (Pacific Sounds)
Aloha ‘Āina Food by MAMA T’S Kitchen
Also MOMONA CERAMICS and KAVA ROOTS will have booths set up with their art and merchandise available!
A booth will also be set up by LA HOIHOI EA providing info on this event and the history behind it.
Background: The national celebration of Ka La Hoihoi Ea was established in 1843 under Kamehameha III, Kauikeaouli, after a temporary occupation by rogue agents of the British Crown. Effective control of the government had been seized and all Hawaiian flags throughout the kingdom were lowered and burned by order of British Lord George Paulette. Months later Queen Victoria sent Admiral Richard Thomas to Hawaii to remove Paulette and correct this unwarranted transgression against the Hawaiian Kingdom, a friendly nation. In a large ceremony attended by thousands of Hawaiian citizens, of all ethnicities, a flag ceremony was held at what is now Thomas Square in Honolulu where the Union Jack was lowered and the Hawaiian flag was raised to symbolize the return of effective sovereign control back into the hands of Hawaii and Kamehameha III. This national event, called Ka La Hoihoi Ea, Sovereignty Restoration Day, gave birth to the popular proclamation by Kauikeaouli: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono. The sovereignty of the Hawaiian nation is restored by righteous action. This celebration became one of the first national holidays of the Hawaiian Kingdom along with La Kuokoa, Hawaiian Independence Day.
2018 is a monumental year as Hawaii marks the 175th anniversary of Ka La Hoihoi Ea, Hawaiian Restoration Day. The celebration of justice and sovereignty unites peoples from all over the world who believe, live and fight for pono.
July 7th – Aha Mele Ea (Rise Up Concert) will kick off our month long celebration of Ka La Hoihoi Ea in July. We are excited to host our 3rd annual concert, which features the collaboration of renowned and emerging reggae and hip-hop artists to share the story and message of Hawaiiʻs independence. Join us for a revolutionary concert that features Hawaiiʻs elite lyricists and musicians as we restore our history and build our future together through the power of music.