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Friday - April 04, 2008
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Pure Aloha Volume 2

Vizzun Entertainment, a company that works to bring the aloha spirit and Island culture through music and entertainment to Las Vegas, is releasing a jam-packed collaboration album, Pure Aloha Volume 2.

Sequel to the Pure Aloha Volume One album, which released in 2005, the sound remains a consis- tent blend of Hawaiian, Island and reggae.

“I think it’s one of the best projects that’s going to be released in a long time,” says Shawn Santana, president of Vizzun Entertainment.

The album track list includes Brighter Day by Pati; Give Aloha, Pure Aloha by Sudden Rush, B.E.T., and Damon Williams; WAR by Sudden Rush, Pati and B.E.T; Pana’ewa Medley by Pana’ewa ; I’m Eazy by Fiji; Living on the Edge by Neville; Still a Young Girl by Lei; Island by the Sea by Pomaika’i and featuring Kawelo Kong-Kee; Reggae Island Music by Cool Progression and featuring Huali; Ooh Wee by George Hoopai and featuring Kaniaupio Willingham of Liquid Roots; Wondering by Broken English; Heavenly Father by Janoe; Gonna Make You Love Me by Bonafide; “D” Reggae by Fortwentydaze; and Old Hawaiian Style by Hawaiian Soul.

“The artists on the album are all personal friends of mine,” says Santana. “I’ve built relationships with all these guys when they come up for the festivals. And when they come up, we record.”

Pure Aloha Volume 2 is releasing in conjunction with Vizzun’s upcoming Pure Aloha Festival & Concert, which is happening in Vegas April 18-20. Performing are Katchafire, Sudden Rush, Hooliganz, Kapena and Hawaiian Soul.

Vizzun Entertainment was founded in 2000 and specializes in concerts, festivals, nightclubs, comedy shows and private functions. It has promoted and produced events such as its annual Pure Aloha Festivals, Kapena Jam, Da Kine Reggae Concert Series 1-3, The Vizzun All Star Concert Chapter 1, The Big Hawaiian Bash, Bombucha Las Vegas, The Comedy Shack and Tsunami Fridaze.

 

Turning In

Rebel Souljahs
Rebel Souljahs

Jammin’ Hawaiians

KCCN FM100, Mass Appeal and United DJs are taking over Waikiki Shell next week Saturday (April 12) for the 11th annual Jammin’ Hawaiians concert.

This one-night concert features a massive lineup of some of Hawaii’s top-charting groups and entertainers. Taking the stage are Fiji, Luckie D, J Boog, Beach 5, Ekolu, Kawao, Oshen, B.E.T., Manao Company, City Slide, Langa Savea, Rebel Souljahs, Next G., Ilona Irvine, Courtney, Lambs Book, Justice Moon and more.

Luckie D
Luckie D

The gates open at 2 p.m., with the concert starting at 4 p.m. Lawn tickets are $10 for the first 4,000 sold and $18 thereafter. Reserved seating is $23, $27 and $35. And children 3 years and under get in free with an adult. For tickets, call 1-877-750-4400 or visit www.ticketmaster.com

This year’s concert is a benefit for Musical Youth Hawaii, a non-profit organization dedicated to the music education of Oahu’s youth.

 

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