Mahalo nui for watching the Wiwo‘ole Maui Benefit Concert!
Update: Mahalo piha! Thanks to your generous support, Wiwo‘ole Maui x ‘Āina Momona raised over $1 million for Maui relief. Over $400,000 will go to Maui Strong Fund and over $600,000 will go directly to Maui families affected by the August 8 fires. The Wiwo‘ole campaigned has closed, but you may still donate to Maui families via the donate link about.
Wiwoʻole in native Hawaiian means ‘fearless, brave, bold, and courageous.’ In this historic occurrence of unprecedented and catastrophic loss, the unifying and healing power of mele (music) has summoned Maui’s celebrated recording artists and hālau to gather for the Wiwoʻole Maui Benefit Concert (Livestream) on Saturday, August 19, 2023 live-streamed from Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Wiwoʻole #MauiStrong is dedicated to raising essential disaster relief funds urgently needed to support and sustain the victims of the August 8 Maui wildfires that affected communities across the island and devastated the historic town of Lahaina (traditionally known as Malu'ulu'olele).
Lahaina, originally a small fishing village, holds significance to Hawai'i as it was chosen by King Kamehameha II, to be the revered royal capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1820-1845. Today, the Lahaina wildfire is now the deadliest in U.S. history in more than a century.
Wiwoʻole Maui Benefit Concert (Livestream), presented by Grand Wailea, The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, KITV4 News, Pacific Media Group, and emceed by, Malika Dudley. will be live-streamed worldwide on August 19, 2023 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hawai'i Standard Time on www.kaainamomona.org and across participating artists’ social media platforms.
Proceeds from Wiwoʻole #MauiStrong will be stewarded through Native Hawaiian 501(c)(3) ‘Āina Momona [EIN 82-1366588] at WIWOʻOLE MAUI BENEFIT CONCERT and the Maui Strong Fund at The Hawai'i Community Foundation [EIN 99-0261283].
Participating Artists include GRAMMY® and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winners:
CODY PUEO PATA
HĀLAU O KA HANU LEHUA, KUMU HULA KAMAKA KŪKONA
HĀLAU KEKUAOKALĀʻAUʻALAʻILIAHI, NĀ KUMU HULA ʻILIAHI AND HAUNANI PAREDES
HĀLAU NĀ LEI KAUMAKA O UKA, KUMU HULA NĀPUA SILVA