Award-winning filmmaker Edgy Lee joined us to share select scenes from her documentary film REFLECTIONS OF OUR QUEEN, giving us rare insights into the Queenʻs experiences with self-isolation, quarantine laws, and Her Majestyʻs travels to Washington.
This discussion coincides with the celebration of the release of The Diaries of Queen Liliʻuokalani of Hawaiʻi published this year by Hui Hanai and distributed by UH Press. This ten year endeavor is the new masterwork of historian David Forbes.
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This gathering featured a discussion on the importance, methodology, and challenges of Hawaiian Musical Learning in New York City with Timothy Keali'i Ho, the former Director of Choirs and Performing Arts Department Chair at the Kamehameha Schools - Kapālama, and currently the Director of Choirs and Music Department Chair at the Horace Mann School in New York City.
Tim was mentored by Randie Kamuela Fong while attending Kamehameha Schools and earned a Masters of Music in Enthnomusicology from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Tim's choral music curriculum at the Horace Mann School largely centers around Hawaiian musical traditions and concepts.