Kalikolehua: Music for Social Change / by Anne Lanzilotti

"The arts are what make us human. We need to make sure everybody gets a chance to express themselves through the arts." – Louise Kealiiloma King Lanzilotti, Artistic Director, Kalikolehua - El Sistema Hawai‘i.

Kalikolehua is a free orchestra program for underserved youth. Our nucleo is located at Kūhiõ Park housing project. All children in the orchestra program are given free instruments to use in the program. They are currently studying flute, clarinet, violin and cello, and learning dances of the many cultures represented at Kūhiō Park. (video by Ruth Shiroma Foster, music by Jake Shimabukuro)