Wahi Pana: Hawaii's Names and Places is a 30 minute episodic show that follows 4 time Grammy Award winner, Hawaiian Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr as he reveals the beauty and culture of Hawaii through his eyes and experiences.
Join Uncle George as he sits and talks story with true Hawaiian musical legends like Richard Ho'opi'i and Ledward Kaapana about the places and names behind some of Hawaii's most treasured music, culture, art, and dance.
Wahi Pana is your invitation to visit some of our islands beautiful locations, like majestic waterfalls, lush forests, serene beaches and discover the stories and cultural meanings behind them. We will also journey out to different activities that are uniquely Hawaiian.
Host, George Kahumoku Jr, is currently the director of UH, Maui College's new Hawaiian Music Institute and host of a weekly concert series on Maui (www.slackkey.com). George is a master slack key guitarist, songwriter, performer, cultural practitioner, farmer, storyteller and teacher.
Producer and Director, David Barry, is the principle of Makai Studios, with more than 15 years of professional broadcast experience in television and video production. His work has been seen on ABC, NBC, ESPN, MTV, VH1 and many other places. His broad ranging skills have been applied to documentaries, commercials, and corporate video. Through his career he has filmed Presidents, heads of state, the biggest stars of stage, screen, and sports, along with incredible natural beauty and scenery. To see Makai Studios reel, please visit www.MakaiStudios.com.