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Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm

"Music Art Performance (MAP) Space @ EHCC, 1st & 3rd Thursday’s for December. MAP Space is a Music & Spoken Word event in Hilo. Bring your talent or just your curiousity to the central crossroads of the East Hawai’i community. December’s theme is Christmas, the Secular, Religious, and the Commercial. We look forward to your hymns, hyperbole, peace on earth, and merriment of the season.




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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
"Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby at EHCC" an evening with Martha - an extraordinary vocalist/storyteller and Aaron Whitby on piano, performing the songs and scenes of Bone Hill. With minimal musical accompaniment and maximum vocals it is a deeper exploration of the traditional singing styles that form the heart of the music of Bone Hill; Cherokee chants, front porch blues and gospel.

Youth Arts Series

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, October 14, 2016 - 3:30pm

East Hawai’i Cultural Center’s Youth Arts Series (YAS) is an exciting immersion experience for young artists. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of engaging and innovative art-making processes. We strive to enrich the artistic abilities our students in a fun, nurturing environment that stimulates their artistic talents.

YAS offers students a wide range of mediums that provide a variety of creative outlets to stimulate their imaginations and to promote their ability to think outside the box.


Friday, October 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The blues are a historically African-American song form. They are a blend of ballads and field hollers. Hollers were the work songs of the slaves when they picked crops on the southern plantations. These rural roots make it difficult to document the exact origin of the blues, but it also makes sense that the music became so personal. Interviews with surviving musicians tell of them hearing blues sung throughout the South in the early 1900s.


Blues Patterns