‘Morning, everybody! Hope everyone’s week is starting off well … it’s a slow morning for me, but I have a couple of meetings scheduled for this afternoon. Of course, the ongoing crisis in Japan is always a hot topic for discussion since Hawai’i is close to Japan both economically and culturally.
I heard that the situation is still very critical at the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan … I sure hope they get it under control soon or it’ll be a huge environmental catastrophe for Japan and the rest of the world. Our hopes & prayers go out to all those brave workers trying to fix the damage while exposing themselves to the dangerous radiation … please take care, guys!
ManoaDNA is still planning to go up to Japan at the end of April for its annual Golden Week tour with the hope that our music can help lift people’s spirits during these tough times. The only thing that would force us to change our plans would be if the nuclear situation became too dangerous for us to travel. Oh well … as that old saying goes, “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst!” Meanwhile at home, we’ll be performing at 3 benefit concerts before departing for Japan: April 7th on Pakele Live @ 6pm, April 10th at the “Kokua Japan” telethon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (time tbd), and April 24th at the HJCC (time tbd).