Daily ways to be supportive of Hawaiian Language, Culture, Music, Dance; just by doing simple things; or at times they might be huge tasks. Daily Billy V listings of things that are good for all of us!

Rainbow Wahine Volleyball: Senior Night This Saturday Night

Rainbow Wahine Volleyball fans wait all year long, they talk about the season like their child that has gone off to college in a foreign land.  When the season gets here, itʻs all too short...next thing you know youʻre coming up on Senior Night. Thatʻs what the UH Fans are facing this Saturday night when [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Events, Sports, Support Hawaiʻi!|Comments Off on Rainbow Wahine Volleyball: Senior Night This Saturday Night

HNN Hawaii Island Reunion: Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho

Itʻs always funny how the word “starstruck” works.  Iʻm looking at a young woman who Iʻve seen on TV LOTS of times even though her star performance has yet to be seen by everyone.  Sheʻs pretty, well spoken and has a flower in her hair.  Despite the EARLY hour of the morning, she is chipper and energetic.  Auliʻi Cravalho is standing in front of me and I have to smile.  Iʻm suddenly proud of this Hawaii girl. […]

By | November 1st, 2016|Entertainment, Personal, Support Hawaiʻi!|Comments Off on HNN Hawaii Island Reunion: Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho

Hawaii vs. New Mexico Saturday at Aloha Stadium Tonight!

UH Athletics Director Dave Matlin has been doing it right: Good People with Good appreciation and Good work ethics is improving the good and positive culture on the UH Lower Campus. Rainbow Warrior Football Coach Nick Rolovich is a good example of this as they head into tonight's game vs. New Mexico State. Go Bows!!

By | October 29th, 2016|BVO Enterprises, Sports, Support Hawaiʻi!|Comments Off on Hawaii vs. New Mexico Saturday at Aloha Stadium Tonight!

New Mailani Music Video: Great for Hawaiian Music!

Hawaii Recording Artist Mailani has been familiar with pushing the boundaries of her craft since she was young. Mailani and schoolmate Lei Melkit met at Maryknoll School and found each other in music. After high school they released their debut album which would become a five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner. Mailani would continue on to a successful solo career using the moniker “Mailani” and would continue to chart with hit songs and more Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. When asked if continuously finding ways to evolve as a business owner and a recording artist: […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Music, Support Hawaiʻi!|Comments Off on New Mailani Music Video: Great for Hawaiian Music!

Island Favorites on Hawaiian Airlines!

Aloha from Pacific Music Productions! Mele Apana and I have recorded another show for you to enjoy on all of Hawaiian Airlines Transpacific Flights outside of Hawaii! When youʻre headed away from home or coming back to Hawaii, you can enjoy the music of our islands; we play some of the brand new music and [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|BVO Enterprises, Music, Support Hawaiʻi!|Comments Off on Island Favorites on Hawaiian Airlines!

Guest Blogger: Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana Torres Kahele comes from Moku ʻO Keawe (Hawaii Island) and is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning artist. He has also learned hula from Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho and comes a musical lineage that he shares with people like Mark Yamanaka and Darren Benitez who also performed for Uncle Johnny. He is also a member of the Award winning group Nā Palapalai (of which he still holds the group name) and is a seasoned entertainer. Kuana speaks ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language) and is one of the most sought after entertainers for Merrie Monarch Halau. Kuana has spent the last couple of months on the road from Hawaii to Japan and Asia; to Europe, the Continental United States and back to Hawaii again. He shares some of his thoughts from his recent travels as our Guest Blogger today. (In Transit to Calfornia from Europe and New York) – Back from almost a month and a half on the road with 8 concerts across Japan, my regular teaching gig in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and 3 weeks in Europe for workshops. We are finishing up this weekend with two sold out May Day concerts in Pleasanton, California and then back to Hawaii! I have been fortunate to travel all over the world both through my music and for pleasure. Two things really stuck with me this trip: the incredible hospitality of the European people and the genuine passion students all over the world have for Hawaiian culture. I left feeling grateful and so proud of my Hawaii. I teach one week every month in Japan, so I already knew how enthusiastic the kepani are for all things Hawaiian. My school there, Ka Hale Ikena Hawai’i O Kuana, is focused on giving students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of hula, mele, lei making, oli and a window into Hawaiian protocol. […]

By | May 11th, 2016|Guest Blog, Hula, Music, Support Hawaiʻi!|Comments Off on Guest Blogger: Kuana Torres Kahele

Billy V Weekly Hawaiian Playlist 4/28/16

New From Team Billy V: Billy V Weekly Hawaiian Playlist for April 22, 2016 Aloha Kākou! Enjoy the Billy V Weekly Hawaiian Playlist for April 22, 2016. Spotify playlist includes all weekly Hawaiian Playlist and featured songs on this website combined, if available on Spotify. Also included below are the list of songs and [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|BillyV Playlist, Music, Personal, Support Hawaiʻi!|Comments Off on Billy V Weekly Hawaiian Playlist 4/28/16