Each year, FLH opens their vault of used vinyl to the public for their annual Music & Book Sale. This year, we're helping them host an after-the-sale Vinyl Listening Party on Saturday, Jan. 13th from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The last time I went to New York was roughly 2005, it was for a family vacation with my grandparents and older brother. We stayed in Manhattan, saw a show on Broadway, drank some Manhattans in the hotel lobby bar. We spent all of our time together, with the exception of one afternoon when my family wanted to see David Letterman live, so I decided to go check out FatBeats. I was actively collecting records and making my own beats back then. This was a time before smartphones were everywhere. Asking the front desk for directions to the FatBeats store...
In its purest state, Momi's music is more angelic than anything ever heard from these islands, a gorgeous literary and musical experience that elevates the spirit. More people need to hear her music, just like this — sitting in a room with Momi's stories and music, everyone sharing in the perpetuation of positivity. Pure, inspiring, Aloha. This is Momi.
“Sounds of Hawaii” is a photo series documenting recording studios that once existed in the Kaka’ako, Ward, and Ala Moana areas. The project is part of Smithsonian's ‘Ae Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence.