Kevin Mackie, on Rupam Sarmah’s Together in Peace

October 18th, 2017

A Musical Journey: TOGETHER IN PEACE 

FYC – Best World Music Album

Release date: Sep 21, 2017 (International Day of Peace, UN 2017)

Our musical collaborations go beyond politics, religion, race, color, disability, and borders promoting Peace, Humanity and non-violence! Let’s celebrate our differences. Music is the catalyst to heal and bring people together! We are all in this together! Together in Peace! “Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.” ~ UN Secy. General

100% of proceeds go to charity. Partnered with UNESCO Center for Peace, World Genesis Foundation, Human Rights Org and supported by NGOs, we are working on educational programs for the youth to inspire future leaders. The music will be a part of UN Peace events in Sept 2017.  The United Nation’s theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

Together in Peace includes an International Symphony which was recorded with over 600 tracks and hundreds of live instruments and vocalists over a period of 2 years for this album. The symphony track is released as a 26-min studio recorded version (original Guinness World Record®  live performance was over 40 minutes long composition performed live on stage by over 500 artists around the world, 110 vocalists, composed with 315 unique musical instruments). The words in this symphony have been translated into many languages uniting people together, such as English, Hindi, Russian, Arabic, Irish, Dutch, Turkish, Assamese, Sanskrit, Bengali, and many more to come.

The album also includes a few additional contemporary instrumental tracks blending new styles of music with Western, Neo-Classical, Jazz, and World Fusion.

The “Together in Peace” is Produced, Composed, and Directed by Rupam Sarmah. Executive Producer: Kevin Mackie.


Grammy Award winning Laura Sullivan

October 17th, 2017

A talk with Laura Sullivan, a Grammy® Winning Composer and a Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist

Laura enjoys great popularity around the world, not only for her award winning New Age, Classical, and Ambient music, but also for her warm and loving spirit. In addition to being a Grammy® winning and Billboard Top 10 Artist in New Age, her original Classical and Ambient music has been included in the score of two Emmy winning documentaries, as well as in many popular television programs and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies.

Lura's performance of the Clair de Lune is included in the soundtrack of the 2017 Sony Pictures release of the feature film Flatliners, starring Ellen Page, Kiefer Sutherland, Nina Dobrev and Diego Luna. This movie is a remake of the 1990 film starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon.

Her recordings consistently receive millions of spins per month in online radio and streaming, among stations around the world, resulting in broad international airplay. Her music publications are represented by Performing Rights organization BMI which holds more than 550 of her original compositions in her prolific Composer/Songwriter catalog. 

Laura's release Calm Within: Music for Relaxation of Body and Mind is a Billboard Top Ten Best Seller in New Age for 7 weeks, and a Number One Best Seller on Amazon in the New Age / Relaxation genre.

Her release Timeless is a top ten best seller on both the Traditional Classical Billboard Chart (27 weeks) and the Billboard New Age Chart. Her new release Healing: Music for Meditation and Well Being came out on September 12, 2017.


Alex Otey, Love Matters Now

October 15th, 2017

A talke with Alex Otey, pianist-singer-songwriter, trumpeter, composer, a participant on a GRAMMY® Winning and on two GRAMMY® Nominated projects as a contributing artist, arranger, producer, Otey routinely performs at numerous venues in central New Jersey. His scope of performances also extends regularly to the Philadelphia area with countless private parties along the Main Line, as well as at public forums such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, World Café Live and Harrah’s Casino to his credit. He was honored to have performed at the White House Egg Roll event in 2010 with Miss Amy, and has appeared at Bethlehem Musikfest and other festivals along the east coast. In addition, Otey hosts The Trenton Jazz Show is aired though WWFM JazzOn2 89.1 HD2

ALex's new release LOVE MATTERS NOW by Alex Otey Trio

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Review Site:

Winner Best Jazz Album
Winner Best Jazz Song for ˜Richie's Bop"
August 2017 Akademia Music Awards

Semi-Finalist (in Final Round!)
Songs: "Richie's Bop"
"Happy Days"
 "After All This Time"
2017 UK Song-Writers Contest

Bronze Medal Winner
Love Matters Now,
jazz with vocals and album
Sept. 2017 Global M


Andrea and Gary Smith talk on Egypt and morei

October 10th, 2017

Kathy Takushi and I talk with Andrea and Gary Smith about Egypt art and travel.


John Cruz..will play Friday at 6PM at Maui Fair

October 4th, 2017

John Cruz talk about his new project. He will play at the Maui Fair friday at 6pm.

The fair kicks off a parade 4:30 thursday and runs through Sunday.


Dr. Gary Greenberg talks about

October 3rd, 2017

Always love talking to Dr. Gary Greenberg photographer, inventor, and scientist, Dr Gary Greenberg has devoted his life to revealing the secret beauty of nature. Beginning his career as photographer and filmmaker, he worked on the first Superman film where he transformed human pancreatic cancer cells into the planet Kyrpton. After earning a Ph.D. in biomedical research, he went on to invent high-definition, three-dimensional light microscopes, for which he was issued eighteen US patents.When Dr. Gary Greenberg turned his microscope on beach sand, gemlike minerals, colorful coral fragments, and delicate microscopic shells emerged, revealing that sand comprises much more than little brown rocks. You will never look at a beach the same way again. Dr. Gary Greenberg's latest book The Secrets of Sand is available now, as well as A Grain of Sand - Nature's Secret Wonder, and Greenberg's childrens' book, Mary's Magic Microscope. These all can be purchsed oline HERE.


Hue Interiors 5th Anniversary

September 27th, 2017

IT'S HUE INTERIOR DESIGN'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY AND TO CELEBRATE THEY'RE giving away a $500 gift certificate. Here's how you enter:

First, follow MauiHue on Instagram and/or Facebook.
Then, starting on, Sunday, the 1st of October, watch for the photo announcing the start of the giveaway. Share the photo with three friends, make sure you post with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayToHUE.

A lucky winner will be drawn on the October 13th!! Winner will be announced on HUE's Facebook and Instagram page. That's not all...for the entire month of October, enjoy 30% of all CUSTOM order FURNITURE FROM LEE INDUSTRIES. Them, the last weekend of October, the 27th and 28th, enjoy 20% off storewide!! COME OVER TO HUE INTERIOR DESIGN FOR THEIR ANNIVERSARY SALE HUE IS AT 210 ALAMAHA ON THE CORNER OF ALAMAHA AND WAKEA. CALL 873-6910 FOR MORE INFORMATION.


ZEPTEMBER #8 on Zeptember 30th

September 27th, 2017

I talk to the Queen of Zeptember  Ruth O'Keefe about the History of Zeptermber..It`s getting closer folks to Maui`s biggest musical tribute concert Zeptember 8 at Mulligans On The Blue Saturday September 30th. The music this year will take us back to Led Zeppelins 1975 concert in Earls Court London – check out that playlist which Maui musicians will perform – It includes rock & roll, Kashmir, gallows pole, moby dick & stairway to heaven.
Tickets are on sale now at 808 On Main Wailuku, 808 Deli Kihei, Pinatas Kahului, Mulligans On The Blue Wailea, Alice In Hulaland Paia & on line at event brite dot com. On line also has reserved tables!


Grammy award winning Wouter Kellerman on Symphonic Soweto

September 25th, 2017

A talk with Wouter Kellerman Globe-trotting flutist and composer about his new release Symphonic Soweto
Wouter Kellerman received a 2015 Grammy® Award at the 57th Annual Grammy® Awards for his album Winds of Samsara, a collaboration with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej. Winds Of Samsara reached #1 on the US Billboard New Age Albums Chart and also peaked at #1 on the Zone Music Reporter Top 100 International Radio Airplay Chart in the month of July 2014, winning both the ZMR ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best World Album’ awards. Kellerman’s newest album LOVE LANGUAGE was released in August 2015 and debuted at nr 1 on the World Music Billboard charts in its first week. Love Language draws influence from Senegal and Spain, Cuba and India, Greece and the United States. The album encapsulates the myriad ways that people connect on the topics of life and love — and the countless languages with which people speak of the universal connection that binds them one to another. In the spirit of Love Language, all proceeds from album sales go to the SOS Children’s Villages in South Africa. Kellerman has also been recognised at home, most recently winning three SAMA’s (South African Music Award, equivalent to the American Grammy®) in 2015 to add to his previous wins in 2010 and 2011, reinforcing his status as one of South Africa’s foremost musicians. A true crossover artist, Kellerman thrives on experimenting with the shades, textures and colours that his magic flute is capable of painting, and creatively blending them with other instrumentation and vocal sounds. Wouter has travelled extensively over the last few years, performing around the globe in places like Berlin, Shanghai, New York and Sydney, including sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Grammy Museum in LA in 2014. His 2012 U.S. tour included appearances at the prestigious Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, at Summerstage and Joe’s Pub in New York City, and at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. In 2010 he performed at the FIFA Soccer World Cup Closing Ceremony to a global television audience of 700-million people. Kellerman performed his composition 'The Long Road' - a flute solo for Nelson Mandela, - on Nelson Mandela Day in South Africa for a stadium of 80,000 people and a television audience in August 2013. He has also performed at the opening of MIDEM in Cannes, France; MIDEM is the world’s largest music conference and festival and Kellerman was part of a Department of Arts and Culture delegation, representing South Africa. Kellerman's 2013 album Mzansi spent 6 months in the Top 40 of the international ZMR charts, (peaking at nr 4) as well as 18 weeks in the Top 40 of the CMJ New World charts. It won the 2014 IMA (Independent Music Award) Vox Pop award in the USA for 'Best World Beat Album'. Kellerman's debut album, Colour, enjoyed rave reviews, topped the charts and was nominated for a 2008 South African Music Award for ‘Best Instrumental Album’. Three of his albums - Colour, Two Voices and Mzansi - were mixed in Los Angeles by Grammy-winning engineer Husky Hoskulds. In 2010 his show ‘Kellerman Colour Live’ won the 2010 SAMA for ‘Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classical DVD’. He followed his performance at the FIFA Soccer World Cup Closing Ceremony with concerts at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in Johannesburg and two performances at the Shanghai World Expo in China. Passionate about teaching and empowering young people, Kellerman has sponsored the living expenses of ten children in the SOS Children’s Village in Ennerdale, South Africa for the past 14 years; he has also financed the building of a house in the SOS Children’s Village in Rustenburg, South Africa. For his continued efforts in helping give these children a better life, Kellerman was nominated by the SOS Children’s Villages for the Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy. He continues to also facilitate the teaching of young dance and music students in his country. Wouter Kellerman started playing the flute at the age of ten, and in 1981 appeared as a soloist with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra. He went on to feature in several South African orchestras, garnering numerous musical accolades along the way. Among these was winning the Perrenoud Foundation Prize during the 1997 Vienna International Music Competition. Using his classical training as a foundation, Kellerman focused his attention on world music, exploring the versatility of the flute and fusing classical and contemporary sounds, resulting in a potent and thrilling musical encounter. He is taking his crossover world music to a global audience, having gained a solid following in his native South Africa. His albums have been released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North America and in Australia, where he combined his release with a nationwide tour, including an opening slot on Johnny Clegg’s Down Under tour. Kellerman’s strikingly original flute-playing can be heard on the soundtrack of the Emmy Award-winning film, Eye of the Leopard.


Jennifer DeFrayne on SISU!

September 19th, 2017

 A chat withJennifer DeFrayne. We talk about her new album "Sisu" which is already surpassing her award winning 2014 debut release ("By a Wire") and is submitted For Your Consideration for nomination in the 60th Grammy Awards in the New Age category. Sisu debuted at #1 on the ZMR International radio chartsfor Mar & Apr; top 25 for 5 months and still on charts

     Sisu is a uniquely Finnish word that translates to one's perseverance, determination, endurance, inner strength or grit.  The album was inspired by Jennifer's Finnish heritage to encourage everyone to use their Sisu!!



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