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The movement to protect Maunakea has opened doors to an important and unforgettable moment in Hawai’i’s history, and the time to act is NOW.

Maunakea has already brought so many people together in a never-before-seen way that results in truly amazing moments happening day and night. The best part is that we're just seeing the beginning - the impacts of these life-changing moments, connections, organization, participation and perseverance will continue to build upon themselves to bring about something even better.

At this point in the journey, nothing is more important than continuing to come together as the mauna would want us to. To strengthen the message of respect for, and harmony with, the land we all share, we're asking the world to join us in a worldwide jam for Maunakea and all she represents.

DATE/TIME: Sun Aug 11, 2019 @ 11am Hawai'i time

LOCATION: Everywhere via the magic of social media - see specifics below

SONG: Kū HaʻaheoHawaiʻi Loa medley


We want you to be a part of this! Below are 2 ways to contribute and join us in making history.

1) TUNE IN & SHARE:  Set your alarm and mark your calendar to be ready come 8/11/19 (11am Hawaiʻi time) to click on any of the pages linked below (all pages listed here are partnering in the same mission) to enjoy the video & share!


Better yet, if you might also rise up to...


2) ACCEPT THE 'JAM 4 MAUNAKEA' CHALLENGE: Go live on Facebook or Instagram, singing and/or jamming WITH and FOR Mauna Kea with the rest of the world - whether solo, or with friends and ʻohana as part of a gathering or flash mob in your community that you or others plan.

The video above is the same key, tempo and arrangement as what youʻd sing and jam along to at 11a on AUG 11, so you can also pre-record by singing/jamming along to this video, and posting it when others go live.

Find more resources to help you prepare to 'Jam 4 Maunakea" below.

On SUN AUGUST 11th @ 11am Hawaii Time, to livestream you will need 2 windows open on your laptop, or 2 mobile devices:


  • Another to go live on your Facebook or Instagram page, singing and/or jamming along with them!

If you want a chance to be featured in an edited version of the Jam 4 Mauna Kea, please use hashtag #jam4maunakea, tag Puuhonua o Pu’u Huluhulu Mauna Kea and Mana Maoli, and submit your video to the following link:


Must be 18 years of age or older to submit without parental consent.


Participants must do the following: 

  1. Must submit a video in the same key, tempo, and arrangement outlined in the practice video (CLICK HERE for the practice video)

  2. Multiple entries of the same artist are not allowed (give us your best take!)

  3. By submitting your video to the link, you are stating that you have read all the rules for submission, are 18 or older or have parental consent, and are allowing us to use your video clip as part of the edited video, or to share your performance on social media without restriction.

While we encourage submissions, we won't be able to feature all video submissions.


We reserve the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the post-production video, whether due to lack of funding or other unforeseen circumstances. 

  • Find your quiet HAPPY place

  • If using a phone camera, hold phone sideways (horizontal)

  • Stabilize shot with tripod/gimbal if you have access to one, or just hold your camera as steady as possible

  • Frame your shot - not too close, not too far

  • Be aware of the distance from sound source and phone mic for good audio

  • Use earbuds with a built-in microphone to capture clearer audio, if you have one available

  • If you're playing an instrument, be sure to tune up

  • If you are both singing and playing, do a brief test recording to see how the relative volume between vocals and instrument sounds 

  • While one steady shot throughout is great, if you are looking to switch it up, hold shot still for minimum of 10 secs before zooming in or changing shot

  • Make sure ahead of time that you have ample storage space on your recording device

  • Maunakea Photo: Andrew Richard Hara

  • Jam4Maunakea Practice Track Video: Michael Inouye

  • Jam4Maunakea project vision and initiative: Kanoa Dahlin & Keala Lucero

  • Jam4Maunakea Practice Track Artists:  Aunty Pua & Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, the Lim ʻohana, Robi Kahakalau, Hāwane Rios, Starr Kalahiki, Shawn Pimentel, Kiliona Young of Pō & the 4Fathers, Pu'unui Wong, L Anuenue Punua, Mahina Paishon Duarte & more

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