The event has grown since the first one and and we suspect it will continue to grow all in part of the Kaka'ako Redevelopment Plans by KSB. We highly recommend everyone checking it out. It's a safe event to bring the family to, including pets! We even saw the famous 'Hokulani' there with Norman Dung. Entry to the Honolulu Night Market is free and so is the parking! We like! Be sure to bring cash to make it easier on the food trucks and the garden bar. And if you need coffee, there are 3 locales to get your fix. Lots of street treats, arts & crafts, fashion, and of course music!
On this clear starry night in Kaka'ako, we caught a sample of 2 bands.
MOJO - which stands for Music Over Judgement and Oppression, is a reggae band that combines ska, punk, rock, dub and hip hop to create a sound that can not be categorized. Check out their website at http://www.mojoreggae.com/band_bio. This 3 piece band puts out a lot of energy. We sat in the front row to get a better look at the band. After 30 minutes or so of watching their drummer, we felt like we had worked out too. We enjoyed watching the young ladies free-style dancing on the side of the stage. Whether their moves were choreograph or not, it excited the band and gave them more MOJO to play (no pun intended). You can caught MOJO on May 17 at the Mai Tai Bar, and on May 25 at Hawaiian Brian's.
JEROME JAMES & ACTIV8 ELECTRO JAZZ - We had the pleasure of meeting Jerome at a Jazz gig a few years back at the former Aku Bone Lounge. The son of a noted drummer, this guy is very innovative. Check out Jerome's website at http://www.jeromejamesjrums.com/index.htm. Each time we see Jerome perform, it's sometime outside of the box. We were not surprise when we saw his group of horn players, jugglers, and minds parading down Auahi Street with Jerome in a one of it's kind portable drum set complete with sound system, wheels, and lights. An instant crowd magnet! It was kinda like Modern Acid Jazz. I'm sure we'll be seeing this group invited to other street festivals. You can catch Jerome James Activ8 Electro Jazz at the Dragon Upstairs in Chinatown located
above Hank's Place every 2nd Friday night.
Pictures from the Night Market............
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Mahalo for a great night in Honolulu! & Don't Stop The Music!