The Folk Music Society of New York and Evy Mayer produced and co-sponsored an evening of traditional Hawaiian music and dance in New York at the People’s Voice Cafe. It was a wonderful night of ukulele, Hawaiian slack key guitar, steel guitar, and hula.

The bill included:

  • Jason Poole, The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner — joined by Tommy Cheng, Kristabelle, and dancers Dara Faust & Lisa Herlinger-Thompson from Nā Lehua Melemele
  • Triboro — Evy Mayer, Don Friedman, and Phyllis Elkind
  • Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima o Nuioka, under the direction of kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine of Hawaiʻi and musicians Claudia Goddard, Chris Davis, and Andy Wang
  • Ping Chun taught everyone a hula

The Peoples’ Voice Cafe hosts a lot of music. Billed as “an alternative coffeehouse offering live entertainment in New York City, from folk music and protest songs to rap and jazz, and poetry, storytelling, and dance,” check the place out if you get a chance.

Hope we’ll be back again!

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