This video from Mana Maoli, Island Style - 'Oiwi e, is a massive all-star, intergenerational collaboration featuring John Cruz, Jack Johnson, and many more of Hawai’i’s top ʻMana Mele Collectiveʻ artists across many genres, alongside over 1,000 Hawaiian Charter School youth. Recorded live across 15 locations, this medley is dedicated to the Cruz ‘Ohana (in Memory of Ernie Cruz, Jr., Ernie Cruz, Sr., and Guy Cruz) and Na Kumu Hula John Keola Maka'ainana Lake.
Mana Maoli is a non-profit whose Mana Mele Project includes a solar mobile studio, a music and multi-media academy, and over 200 Mana Mele collective artists, from well-renowned to underground.
They teach academics, business, and culture. From recording kupuna stories and student original songs, to epic video collaborations like "Hawai'i Aloha" and "Island Style - 'Oiwi E", each featuring over 1,000 Hawaiian Charter School youth and dozens of Mana Mele artists.
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