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   Make, Listen To Tunes This Summer
 The start of summer brings a fun event, Make Music Day (June 21), to venues across the island, including here in West Oʻahu.
spiration to whomever listens to it,” Dalire says.
“Make Music Day is an international celebration that was founded in 1982 in France to demonstrate the power of music to uplift people, to spread joy and to build community,” states Na- lani Jenkins, founder of Make Music Hawai‘i and founding member of Na Leo Pilimeha- na.
“We have various artists that are participating. Some are well-known and some are backyard jammers who love music,” Dalire adds.
It didn’t take much for Jen- kins to convince her friend and colleague, kumu hula Kaui Dalire, to come on board with Make Music Hawai‘i.
Many performances are live and in-person, and some are streaming. Here on the West- side, catch Allan Poki from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 60FORE (2249 Essex Road) in Kapolei, and Arato ‘Ohana from noon to 3 p.m. in a backyard at 6511A 103rd St.
“I know that music is heal- ing and it gives hope and in-
One streaming event is the #mysongisyoursong project. This year, Hawai‘i and New York City artists will be swap- ping songs.
The 2008 Hawai‘i Soccer Academy Boys Black — which is made up of kids from ‘Ewa Beach, Waipahu, Kapolei and Wai‘anae — are the 2021 US Youth Soccer Hawai‘i State Cup (Back-to-Back) Champions. The Kapolei-based team will represent the Aloha State at the 2021 USYS Far West Regional Championships in Boise, Idaho, June 21-27. Pictured are (front row, from left) Caleb Ugalde, Tyler Hinson, Dane Ferreira, Elliot Chai, Micah Yap, Tyler Welsch, Kaleb Santos, (back row) coach Tom Bekas, Christian Focht, Pierce Matsumoto, Morgan Afaga, Nathaneal Shuai, Kainoa Salgado, Kaulana Yamato, Anthony Claytor, Noah Gayagas, Kaleb Cole, and coaches Bobby Focht and James Sasiadek. PHOTO COURTESY LEIGH-TRACEY TORDA AFAGA
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