Website maintainedsince 2013 by:Toshi Nakasone
On June 11th KUmZ will release their 4th CD entitled, "You Should Know By Now"
Following the amazing and humbling accomplishment of being selected as "Group of the Year" at the 2011 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, the KUmZ duo continues to strive forward in perpetuating the Hawaiian culture through music and dance with the release of "You Should Know By Now". The phrase "You Should Know By Now" comes from the song "Do I Love You?" However, the phrase first became familiar to KUmZ as their Kumu Robert Cazimero would always write it in notes, and cards, and even say it out loud "You Should Know By Now." The phrase has since stuck with KUmZ, as it is such a beautiful way to say I love you to someone and to express that sentiment of love.
The CD is filled with wonderful mele (song) written by KUmZ that tell stories of their haumana (students), places they have visited, as well as experiences they have shared together. The CD also features some mele that were written by the haumana of Halau I Ka Wekiu.
"You Should Know By Now" will be available on iTunes starting June 11th, and will be in stores soon after! The lyrics and sound bytes will soon be available on this website.
Being that this year was the 50th Anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Festival, Halau I Ka Wekiu decided to celebrate by showcasing the talents of itʻs `Ūniki classes! Congratulations to the Wahine, the Kane, and Miss Aloha Hula contestant Whitney Pi`ilani Baldwin Schneider-Furuya for their amazing accomplishments and representing Halau I Ka Wekiu.
Men - Kane 2nd Place `Auana, Kane 2nd Place Overall
Miss Aloha Hula - 5th Place
Hello, my name is Toshi, I will now be taking care of the website. Its been passed from OLD to young.