As Hawaii Music Live embarks on its 13 year anniversary, (Yes! Its' been over a decade!) you may have noticed that we've been moving toward more cultural programming and less touring.

Sept. 2018, our founder, Susie Kagami was fortunate to work with the Hawaii Chamber of Northern California, Pacific Islander Cultural Association and No. Cal Outrigger Canoe Association to host Master Navigator and president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society Nainoa Thompson in a riveting 2-hour speech about ancient wayfinding navigation.  The following day, this same team organized the historic welcome ceremony for Hokule'a's sister canoe Hikianalia at Aquatic Cove in the San Francisco Bay.  See the remarkable videos below.