Celebrate Waikiki beach culture in kanikapila style
Head to the Edge of Waikiki tomorrow for a free kanikapila-style public gathering to honor Waikīkī's beachboys, beachgirls and other local icons, part of www.PacificNetwork.tv's new "Aloha Waikiki" series. The "Aloha Waikiki" crew will be filming throughout the evening to capture footage at Sheraton Waikiki's poolside bar, where guests will be entertained by the Sean Na'auao Trio, with expected sit-ins from some of the entertainers in attendance. The guest list includes Van Horn Diamond, Nalani Olds, Jimmy Borges, Tony Conjugacion, Sam Kapu, Nina Keali'iwahamana, Boyce Rodrigues, Gary Aiko and beachboys Blue Makua, Uncle Billy Lumpy and Ted Bush.
Other entertainment includes a fashion presentation of vintage and contemporary aloha swim and evening wear by 2 Couture's Takeo Kobayashi and Eric Chandler, as well as a mixology contest to create a new signature cocktail that will be called Waikiki Dream, a name borrowed from Edgy Lee's 2002 film "Waikiki on the Wake of Dreams."
Lee's current project, "Aloha Waikiki," presents a unique insider's tour of Waikīkī that includes talk story sessions with the world-famous beachboys and behind-the-scenes visits with Waikīkī's current trendsetters. Produced by www.PacificNetwork.tv, the series will be broadcast in more than 12,000 Waikīkī hotel rooms on WhereTV, and will also be broadcast on television later this year and streamed on www.PacificNetwork.tv.
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