Aloha From Hawaii Tour 2018 celebrates on Hilo Featuring Hawaii’s Best The Green, Iration, and Anuhea,
Music has been a blessing since the beginning for the humble members of The Green. It is only by looking into the past that one can fully grasp the immense accomplishments and unparalleled journey for a small group of musicians from the island of Oahu. Countless miles of touring and 4 studio albums have led them to become recognized as ambassadors of Aloha, helping represent Hawaiian people and culture to the world through their craft.
Since forming on O’ahu, Hawai’I, in 2009, The Green has become one of the most successful and beloved bands in the reggae genre. During their relatively short career, the band has been awarded a Best Reggae Album nod from itunes (2010, for their self titled debut), 3 coveted Na HokuHanohano awards in their native Hawai’I (2014, including group of the year, Reggae Album of the year and Entertainer of The Year), and 2 #1 Billboard Reggae charts debuts, along with charting on the Billboards top 200. Not bad for a band that was formed by 6 members of Hawai’I’s tight knit music scene to record a few songs and have some fun.
The Green was one of the first Hawaiian reggae bands to tour extensively on the mainland, as well as going further afield to New Zealand, Japan and other locales. Before becoming a headliner on their own, the supported bands like Rebultion, Iration, SOJA, Bruno Mars, and Damien Marley, as well as performed at acclaimed festivals including Vans Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and California Roots Festival.
Iration is an alternative / reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “we’re all about luv”, states the band
Iration has been touring nationally since 2008n performing at national festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside lands, Hangout, and many others. These Hawaiian-bred musicians look forward to spreading their original sound and Aloha spirit all the while never forgetting to get a surf or round of golf in when possible
Anuhea is a self-taught guitarist, singer and song-writer born on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Anuhea blends Pop, Reggae and R&B with engaging conscious lyrics to create a style truly her own.
Her debut album Anuhea hit the top ten on the iTunes Pop charts and World Billboard Charts. In 2010 Anuhea won Most Promising Artist and Contemporary Album of the Year at Hawaii's prestigious Na HokuHanohano Awards. She performed alongside her inspiration Jack Johnson at the Kokua Festival in Honolulu, and has toured with The Green, SOJA, Trevor Hall, and the Rebel Souljahz. Anuhea has shared the stage with artists Bruno Mars, Pepper, Al Green, Babyface and performed the Halftime show for the NFL ProBowl. With the help of her fans, she successfully funded her 2nd album "For Love" on Kickstarter, and released it in February 2012. Continually touring throughout 2012 and 2013, she used the some live recordings to release "Butterflies: Live", a fun live album especially for her fans in 2013.
That November, to the surprise of many, Anuhea gave birth to her son, 'Ikena Jack. Balancing the mommy and musician life with grace, 'Ikena goes everywhere with Anuhea and her band-- He just turned one, but has even been on tours to California, the Pacific Northwest, Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti!
Collaborations with artists like SOJA & J-Boog ("Easier"), Tarrus Riley ("Only Man in the World") Justin Young ("Forever Summer"), New Zealand's Awa ("Perfect Day"), and her best friend Kimie ("Haters") have all been released in the past three years.
Anuhea's been collecting inspiration for a full year now, and is excited to get back in the studio to record a collection of songs that will showcase her growth as a person, a mother, as well as a musician. New songs will be released starting in March 2015.