Music

When Voices Meet

 

By Chance Nakazato

Photos courtesy of the Peace Train Project

 

People often consider music to be a universal language, and no one knows this better than Peace Train project co-founder Sharon Katz, who helped form the world’s first 500-person, multicultural and multilingual choir.

Streetlight Cadence: Summertime

Video courtesy of Soul Sessions USA

Article by: Chance Nakazato

***Article written in Fall 2014***

Streetlight Cadence began in the busy streets of Waikiki featuring alternative indie folk pop and unconventional instrumentation, attracting people of all ages to appreciate their music on and off the streets.

Streetlight Cadence

 

Writer: Chance Nakazato

Photographer: Cara Ahn

 

Streetlight Cadence began in the busy streets of Waikiki featuring alternative indie folk pop and unconventional instrumentation, attracting people of all ages to appreciate their music on and off the streets.

 

Band gets plug pulled on performance

 

By Chance Nakazato

 

This year’s College Bash Preview was held on the Leeward Community College concourse. Featured at the event were groups like IM LeeSports, the Student Activities Board, Financial Aid and even a band called Anygivenchance who was performing live, but not before the plug was pulled just ten minutes into their performance.

NOFX show entertaining, engaging

 

Writer: Bonnie Dabney

NOFX's Honolulu concert was much anticipated by longtime fans, and did not disappoint. The concert had an amazing energy and everyone in the audience at The Republik was dancing and enjoying the show on Feb. 23.

NOFX unique from other punk bands

Writer: Bonnie Dabney

NOFX has been around since 1983. Over the years, they have released 20 extended play albums and 20 full-length albums. NOFX is a quirky punk rock band that incorporates humor, wit, and provocative political statements into their lyrics. Yes, I realize that sounds like a decent chunk of punk rock bands circa the 90s, but NOFX really is unique.

Hip-hop events weekly

Writer: Jason Oliveros
Photographer: S'meta

An island in the middle of the Pacific is probably the last place you would expect to find a large following to hip-hop. Yet here on Oahu, there exists a rather large and diverse community of people who have coordinated and put on hip-hop events going down every week.

Gensen Rabacal: Ukulele one of his many talents

Writer: Suzette Farnum

Photographer: Ethan Hubbard

If you want to hear beautiful music as well as get to know a fantastic person, Gensen Rabacal is the man you want to meet.

Mike Izon: Setback returned him to music

Mike Izon

Writer: Dahvontae Elzey
Photographer: Azure Ng

The life of a musical artist always seems so glamorous on television. However, many of those artists faced incredibly damaging hardships.

Mike Izon, a past student of Leeward Community College, has managed to make his lifelong aspirations a reality despite various life obstacles. Izon grew up in Whitmore in a home flooded with great music and two parents who instilled an everlasting passion for music into their young son.

TTYM: Band racking up awards, hits

TTYM Performance

Writer: Matthew Schultz

Photographer: Brandon Hicks

To the people at Leeward Community College, Christian Bautista may look like an average student. However, this student doesn’t just take classes.

He’s also the drummer in the local band Talk To You Music. Inspired by local/homegrown bands such as Natural Vibrations, Fiji, and the Green, TTYM plays a soulful blend of R & B and progressive reggae music. In addition to their original songs, they put their own spin on tracks by artists such as Bruno Mars, the Kings of Leon, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Jason Mraz, and Jack Johnson.

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