Saturday, September 9, 2017

Aisatsu Song - Japanese Version

Aisatsu Song

Composed by Yeeman Mui
Japanese Lyrics by Yuri Kanamaru

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu
Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu

Sensei Arigato
Taisetsuna Stuio
Tanoshiku Manabou

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Kahuli Aku, Kahuli Mai

Taiko and Hula

Kahuli aku
Kahuli mai
Kahuli lei ʻula
Lei akolea
Kolea, kolea
Kiʻi ka wai
Wai akolea
Wai akolea
Turn little shell
Turn this way little shell
The tree shell is a red ornament in 
The lei of the akolea fern
Little bird, little bird
Go down to the stream
Sip the sweet nectar 
From the akolea fern

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Aisatsu Song Japanese Version

Aisatsu Song

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu (clap clap) x2

Sensei Arigatou

Taisetsuna Studio

Taiko! Tomodachi!

Tanoshiku Manabou

Friday, August 25, 2017

Engine Engine No. 9 and Hotaru

Taiko Center of the Pacific Taiko Tots (2-3 yrs) rehearsing for Bonenkai 2013

Engine Engine Number Nine

Engine Engine Number Nine
Going Down Chicago Line
If the train goes off the track
Do you want your money back?
Yes, no, maybe so.
Yes, no, maybe so.


Ho, Ho, Hotaru koi
Ho, Ho, Hotaru koi
Achi no mizu wa ni gaizo
Kochi no mizu wa a maizo
Ho, Ho, Hotaru koi

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See?

Here is a video of "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" created by Teacher Amanda and her Taiko Together students at Los Angeles Taiko Institute. The song is adapted from the story book by Eric Carle. 

Na'auao at Taiko FUNdamentals in Hong Kong

June 18, 2017 (Hong Kong)

Participants of Taiko FUNdamentals in Hong Kong created this special version of "Na'auao" as our end of workshop performance. The song was an original song created by a group of 4th grade students from the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. This version is arranged by the workshop participants as part of the lesson training. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Na'auao - Wisdom

Na’auao is a song composed by the Bruins (Punahou 4th Grade Class of 2025) and ManMan. In music class, we created this song together combining different quotes about wisdom. The process helped us to understand the concept of knowledge, insight, empathy and wisdom. It might take us a lifetime to understand some of these concept, but we hope someday this catchy tune will come in handy to remind us how and where we can find wisdom.

Na’ auao Na Na ’auao
Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from living. (A.D. William)
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. (Albert Einstein)

Na’ auao Na Na ’auao
Tell me, I will remember,
teach me, I will know,
show me, and I will do
always try your best, Never say no,

Na’ auao Na Na ’auao
Embrace your mistakes, mistakes help us grow
Seek first to understand, then to be understood (Steven Covey)

knowledge is not given, but you can learn to get it
You can’t’ buy wisdom, but in time, you will get it

Na’ auao Na Na ’auao
Ability to do, and do what’s right
Live - life - without regrets!

Never stop learning, life never stop teaching
To know is not enough, we need to understand

Na’ auao Na Na ’auao
Empathy, insight, knowledge, wisdom