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Hosted by Makani, the focus of Culurised is to introduce the Hawaii not many visitors and often times’ Local residents don’t know, hear about or experience. We feature guests that are “cultured” in certain aspects of Hawaiian culture. Sharing their knowledge and Mana’o on what makes our Native Hawaiian culture. The history, language, arts, education, and people. Guests will be Community leaders, artists, Kumu Hula, Kahu and everyday Hawaiian people.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Hosted by Makani, the focus of Culurised is to introduce the Hawaii not many visitors and often times’ Local residents don’t know, hear about or experience. We feature guests that are “cultured” in certain aspects of Hawaiian culture. Sharing their knowledge and Mana’o on what makes our Native Hawaiian culture. The history, language, arts, education, and people. Guests will be Community leaders, artists, Kumu Hula, Kahu and everyday Hawaiian people.

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    Aloha Festivals and Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame - Toni Lee

    Aloha Festivals and Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame - Toni Lee

    Aunty Toni Lee is a longtime advocate for the native Hawaiian community, serving as the chair of the Aloha Festival Floral Parade for the past decade and held multiple leadership positions in the Hawaiian civic Club communities. She is currently the president of the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, which is the nonprofit behind Waikiki Beach Walk’s free cultural exhibit, The Royal Room. 



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    • 40 min
    Ku'uipo Kumukahi - Hawaiian Musician and Cultural Practitioner

    Ku'uipo Kumukahi - Hawaiian Musician and Cultural Practitioner

    I am from the island of Hawaiʻi.  Raised on family ʻāina that was given to my great great grandfather through a Royal Patent Land Grant in 1850.  I am the 5th generation to be raised on family land with all of our kupuna, including my parents, buried on the property. My father was a manaleo, native Hawaiian speaker and chose not to teach me ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi as he reflected on his time of being punished in school for speaking Hawaiian.  Growing up, I intently watched and learned from my parents. My mother, a nurse, loved working with adults with mental illness who needed someone in their lives to see them through their issues - she used the art of inclusion to build their purpose in life. My fatherʻs knew how to deal in a western space at the same time being true to his ancestral knowledge and protective of all things Hawaiian - kind yet a force to reckon with.



    These features led me to do what I am doing today in a heavily cultivated western non-Hawaiian space.



    I have a kuleana that requires me to mālama with aloha with an end goal of pono.



    Iʻve been a musician in Waikīkī for 3 decades, recorded several recordings, garnered several awards for music and a couple for community engagement. I worked at a non-profit organization for near;y 20 years serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Iʻve been at the Hyatt Regency for 7 years as their Director of Hawaiian Culture and Community Relations.  Along with some friends we created a small community organization called The Hawaiian Music Perpetuation Society - preserve, promote, perpetuate Mele Hawaiʻi.



    Social media handles:

    Instagram: @thekuproject

    TikTok: @kuproject

    Twitter: @thekuproject



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    • 39 min
    POW! WOW! Founder - Jasper Wong

    POW! WOW! Founder - Jasper Wong

    Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, and curator. As an artist, he has exhibited worldwide, in places such as Japan, California, France, London, Mexico, New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Australia. He has also scored press in publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Taschen’s Illustration Now, Hypebeast, Booooooom, Arrested Motion, Hi-Fructose, Acclaim, Complex, Vice, Highsnobiety, VNA, Street Art News and Juxtapoz. Wong has been chosen as one of the HB100 multiple times. A list of Hypebeast's 100 most influential figures in the industry, which includes the likes of Kaws, Pharrel, Banksy, Jay Z and Kanye West. His clients include Hulu, NBA, Uniqlo, Versace, Microsoft, Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Toyota, Marvel, and others. 



    Jasper Wong is also the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND. In its existence, both Monocle magazine and CNN have chosen it as one of the best galleries in the city. He is the creator and lead director of World Wide Walls (formerly POW! WOW!), which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of public art. We typically build walls to exclude, however, walls can also represent new zones of possibility, where true collaboration can take root. The festival has done projects in over 20 cities around the globe, such as Honolulu, Taipei, Tokyo, Nepal, Guam, Seoul, Helsingborg, Kathmandu, and others. He is also the co-founder of a creative community center called LANA LANE STUDIOS. He spends his free time teaching art classes at Palama Settlement, which is a community center in an underserved community. He recently co-founded and is the artist of a collection of 8,008 PFP NFTs called FOMO MOFO. Through his work as an artist and curator, Jasper Wong, has devoted his career to fostering new connections through art and reframing the conversations we have about space, both public and private, and how we can use art and NFTs as a tool to craft inclusive new communities. 



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    • 34 min
    Hawaiʻi’s First Native Hawaiian Fashion Designer - Nakeʻu Awai

    Hawaiʻi’s First Native Hawaiian Fashion Designer - Nakeʻu Awai

    Often touted as the Grandfather of Hawaiʻi fashion, Nakeʻu was the first Hawaiian designer to locally create prints using native and indigenous flora as inspiration (what’s come to be known as “Hawaiian print”).



    He also produced the first muʻumuʻu (a loose gown) and holokū (a loose, seamed dress with a yoke and train) to be sold commercially at Carol and Mary, an iconic women’s fashion store at the time, and the Liberty House department store, making Hawaiian fashion accessible to the masses.



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    • 31 min
    Culture and Motivation - Daniel Aipa

    Culture and Motivation - Daniel Aipa

    Daniel Aipa was born and raised in Kailua, O’ahu.  He has worked in the fitness and health industry for 20 years and incorporates Hawaiian culture into his training and coaching methods. He is the founder of The KŪ Project – a platform and space devoted to health and wellness using a holistic approach rooted in Hawaiian values. Aipa believes that when we learn to stand tall within ourselves, we can empower others to stand taller and be a good ancestors to leave a legacy that makes the world a stronger and healthier place.



    Social media handles:

    Instagram: @thekuproject

    TikTok: @kuproject

    Twitter: @thekuproject



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    • 33 min
    The Culture of Comedy - James Mane

    The Culture of Comedy - James Mane

    James Mane is a larger than life Samoan stand up comedian, actor, and podcast host from Hawaii. He is the first Samoan to do stand-up comedy on American television via FNX’s First Nations Comedy Experience which highlighted many Native American comedians and other indigenous people and can be seen on Amazon Prime.

    Mane is a co-star of an Adult Swim TV hit called, ‘Decker’ where he played Lanoi Arnold who was dubbed the unofficial king of Hawaii. Which can be seen on Amazon Prime and YouTube.

    Mane has performed stand up comedy throughout the country most notably in Las Vegas’ hottest Friday night comedy show the ‘Dirty at 12:30’ in the South Point Hotel Casino, The World Famous Comedy Store, the Maui Comedy Festival, and the L.A. Comedy Club.

    Mane has worked with comedians such as Dave Chappelle, Bert Kreischer, Doug Stanhope, Wanda Sykes, Ronny Chieng, Graham Elwood, Louie Anderson, Eddie Ifft, Amy Schumer, Brian Posehn, The Impractical Jokers, and many others.



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    • 36 min

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