Welcome to Aloha Music Camp!
The Aloha Music Camp is a week-long immersion into the music, dance, language and culture of Hawai‘i. Join the Beamer ‘ohana — famed slack key pioneer Keola, kumu hula Moanalani Beamer and Hawaiian language specialist Kaliko Beamer-Trapp — along with some of the most respected musicians, performers and instructors in the islands.
Come join the fun. Be inspired by beautiful Hawaiian sunsets. Learn to play slack key guitar, ʻukulele, or steel guitar. Dance hula, make a lei, sing Hawaiian songs, even build a beautiful Hawaiian instrument. Or just listen to some great music and wonderful stories, all interwoven with the magic of aloha.
Aloha Music Camp is presented by Keola Beamer and the Mohala Hou Foundation.
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David Taylor Moran
6/30/1940 – 11/5/2015
“In our thinking minds, we know that all living things die. It’s not if, but when. Yet that intellectual, frontal-lobe knowledge does nothing whatsoever to ease the emotional, gut-level pain you feel when a loved one—be it she, human, dog, or falcon passes away. I only hope that when the time comes for me to leave my body behind, I will go on in some form to be re-united with the soul-mates I’ve known in this life.”
– David T. Moran
Aloha Music Camp has lost a dear friend and long-time camper. Because of his beautiful voice and his love of hawks and falcons, David Moran was given the Hawaiian name “Ka ‘Io Kani” (the sweet singing hawk) by ‘Ohana Beamer. We loved him and will always remember the wonderful times we shared with him.
‘Io lived an exceptional life. It was a life illuminated by intelligence, aloha and music. Through his contributions in science and education, ‘Io made the world a better place. With his aloha as a Director of The Mohala Hou Foundation – ‘Io helped shape Aloha Music Camp into the success that it is today.
We dedicate the 2016 Aloha Music Camp to the memory of our beloved ’Io Moran. We celebrate his life in the same way that he lived it, with gratitude, aloha and the sweet kani of music.