Meet Maui musician (and teacher and farmer) George Kahumoku at the Ulupalakua Ranch.

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I was hired by the Maui Visitors Bureau to assemble a team of new media bloggers and podcasters to participate in a week-long press trip to Maui. You are the lucky beneficiaries! In this episode, filmed on-site at the Ulupalakua Ranch, I introduce you to George Kahumoku, a slack key guitarist and multi-talented person – like so many Hawaiians! You must watch this to learn about his many talents. I love the title of today’s episode as it has the rhythm of the Hawaiian language in these long yet simple words. Just say each one slowly as it is written; or do as my friend Shel Israel suggests, and say it 10 times fast!

Mahalo nui to the Maui Visitors Bureau for inviting us to be their guests.

Hawaiian words:
Kani ka pila: play music (an afternoon tradition in Hawaii)
Kī hōʻalu: slack key guitar
Ulu: to grow, spread, protect
Palakua: to ripen to perfection

This article was originally posted on Beach Walks with Rox.

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