February 21, 2015: Dream to Dance Studio, Photos by Bob McKeand

Passport Productions and MEDAH organized a joint Hafla and membership drive at Dream to Dance Studio. Mahalo to Willow Chang for putting together a fantastic lineup, and to Board Member Bob McKeand for capturing the moment!

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November 1, 2014 Culture Day Celebration, photos by Mike Bambi

november 1 haflaOn November 1 MEDAH gathered to observe Culture Day, a national holiday in Japan that promotes culture, the arts and academic endeavor. The evening featured a diverse sampling of dance, singing and music, and was re-dedicated as a celebration of the life of Jackie Ward. Jackie was a gracious matriarch and unwavering supporter of the arts. The evening’s proceeds were donated in Jackie’s memory.

Mahalo to Mike Bambi for the stunning photos. Please be sure to visit Mike Bambi’s beautiful event photography at http://artisthawaii.net/ and on Facebook.

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November 1, 2014: MEDAH CULTURE DAY CELEBRATION by Bob McKeand

On November 1 MEDAH gathered to observe Culture Day, a national holiday in Japan that promotes culture, the arts and academic endeavor. The evening featured a diverse sampling of dance, singing and music, and was re-dedicated as a celebration of the life of Jackie Ward. Jackie was a gracious matriarch and unwavering supporter of the arts. The evening’s proceeds were donated in Jackie’s memory.

 

Mahalo to MEDAH Board Member-at-Large Bob McKeand for sharing his beautiful photos. You can follow Bob on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bob.mckeand?fref=ts

 

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JULY 19, 2014: MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S GLEAM by MIKE BAMBI

GLEAM2014This summer MEDAH’s dancers and musicians returned to the Foster Botanical Gardens for the annual Midsummer Night’s Gleam! The magic continued at the Golden Horde encampment, where the audience joined in impromptu belly dance lessons. Mahalo to Secretary Renee Arnold for organizing the event, Member At Large Kornélia Szauter for arrangements with the Golden Horde, and to Mike Bambi for the stunning photos.

 

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JULY 19: MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S GLEAM by BOB MCKEAND

GLEAM2014MAHALO to Bob McKeand for the beautiful photos of our annual participation in the Midsummer Night’s Gleam at Foster Botanical Garden!

 

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JUNE 14, 2014: MEDAH SUMMER HAFLA

MEDAH SHIMMY SUMMER FLING

PHOTOS BY BOB MCKEAND

shimmy summer flingFood, music, singing, dancing, drumming and shopping–on June 14, we shimmied the night away at the Fresh Cafe. It was a bittersweet evening, as it was the last time that our own Shannon Sweet was performing in the islands. Best wishes, Shannon!

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APRIL 19, 2014: MEDAH AT MORNING BREW

MEDAH AT MORNING BREW

PHOTOS BY BOB MCKEAND

morning brewBadra Ritual Dance invited MEDAH to perform at Morning Brew in Kailua, Hawaii. The packed coffee house was a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to get comfortable performing in a small, intimate setting, up close with the audience. Mahalo to Board Member At Large Shannon Keapuka for organizing the event and Dee Dee Valencia for emceeing!

 

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MARCH 20, 2014: MEDAH AT KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

KCC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

PHOTOS BY BOB MCKEAND

MARCH 20, 2014: KCC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

MARCH 20, 2014: KCC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

MEDAH was invited to perform at Kapi’olani Community College’s 26th Annual International Festival on March 20, 2014. Katalyst Bliss and her students showcased Afro-Latin Fusion Belly Dance, blending a variety of cultures, dance and rhythm. Reneé Arnold, Ricardo Custodio and Tammy Yee-Custodio performed modern and folkloric dances from the Middle East.

Mahalo to MEDAH Secretary Reneé Arnold for coordinating the event, Dee Dee Valencia for emceeing, and Bob McKeand for the beautiful photos!

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