Kuha'o playing on July 21st with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr!
I am so excited for the things that are lining up! I was told by my good friend Tom (Pakt House Productions) who is the one putting the Landau concert together that Kuha'o has been given the green light to play a 20 minute set to open up the concert! This is huge news! We are beyond thrilled and i know Kuha'o will have the time of his life playing for such a large crowd! I guess Tom made sure that Landau's people were okay with the idea of Kuha'o opening up the sow and they were 100% supportive of it! The 21st of July in the Ogden Amphitheater will be a very special night for a 15 year old Hawaiian boy!
As i write this we are 5% funded and the first week of our project is coming to a close. We have a long way to go in order to meet our goal of $30,000 but i remain super optimistic knowing that a little more than 3 weeks remain. I know we can do this! If we spread the word and show other people how excited we are for this project, i know it will be contagious!
On the morning of the 3rd of July i will head south from my home in Logan to pick up Kuha'o and his grandparents at the Salt Lake Airport. Only days remain until Kuha'o's arrival! Having him here in Utah by my side will make this project go full steam ahead, i plan on uploading videos to YouTube on a regular basis and there will be a lot of publicity for Kuha'o's Dream. We can do this, we can play a big part in making his dream of producing a cd and getting his own piano become a reality.
Thanks again to all the positive feedback from everyone! If anybody that has backed this project has some good ideas for some songs that Kuha'o can play and upload to YouTube, please post those ideas under the comments tab of the project. One of Kuha'o's videos went viral a few months ago and we are going to make that happen again come the first part of July! We need to pick the right songs that will get the attention and get those songs noticed by the right people! I look forward to hearing your ideas!
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