“Island Style – ‘Oiwi E” is a massive all-star, intergenerational collaboration featuring John Cruz, Jack Johnson, and many more of Hawai’i’s top ʻMana Mele Collectiveʻ artists across many genres, alongside over 1,000 Hawaiian Charter School youth. Recorded live across 15 locations, this medley is dedicated to the Cruz ‘Ohana and Kumu John Keola Lake.
About this collaboration: Mana Maoli, a Hawaiian nonprofit, teamed up with Playing For Change and 4 Miles LLC as part of their Mana Mele Project . Mana Mele features a Music & Multimedia Academy, and a Solar Mobile Studio that serves youth, as well as businesses, artists and the public – as a means to feed its programs.
About the Collective: Alongside the youth – on campus, in real world settings, and in this video, is the “Mana Mele Collective” – over 200 artists, engineers, and filmmakers
who donate their time and talents to mentorships, recordings, concerts, and ‘social enterprise’ services in support of these schools.
For more information about these dedications, songs and our Mana Mele Project, please visithttp://manamele.org/IslandStyleOiwiE. For a personal digital copy of this video, simply make a donation of any amount at the page linked above and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the Island Style Oiwi E video. Mahalo!
A special mahalo to:
* Playing for Change, 4 Miles, LLC, our Mana Mele Collective artists, and the staff, parents and youth of our partner Hawaiian charter schools for creating and presenting another epic all-star intergenerational music video!
* Jack and Kimʻs Johnson ʻOhana Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Ward Village Foundation and all individual donors for funding the Mana Mele Project and making these unique learning opportunities available to Hawai’i’s youth.