HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are a bunch of Hawaii entertainers that have been on the road. Hawaiian musician Kuana Torres Kahele was near Tokyo in Japan. He posted a photo on Facebook with the caption: " Aloha Saitama!!! We're gonna have some fun tonight. Nagoya, you're next!!!"
From Japan Kuana is headed for Stuttgart, Germany and Barcelona, Spain
The Hawaiian Music Group HAPA is also on the road in Japan. They posted their own video video last week of them driving through Tokyo under cascading pink and purple cherry blossoms.
Henry Kapono is also traveling in Japan. He posted a video he shot from his hotel room in the middle of the night.
His caption read "Tokyo drifting is alive outside our Hilton room in Maihama. It's not just a movie, it's for real. 4am entertainment!!!"
On my blog there is a list of music that was inspired by Tonight Shows' Jimmy Fallon and Local boy/ESPN's Neil Everett; It's brand new and it's called 'The Billy V Weekly Hawaiian Music Playlist'; every Friday it will list my Top 10 adds for the week. One of the songs added this week comes from Maui; Kumu Hula and past Female vocalist of the Year Napua Greig.
Great thing about it is there are links to the songs on iTunes, mele.com as well as the links to the artists Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Video if available. On the videos, they have to actually be a performance or music video; just the audio song with a picture doesn't cut it.
Check out the full list at facebook.com/billyvonsunrise
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