August 21, 2017 - As Harry B. Soria, Jr. was emceeing the 35th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand, Kilohana Silve surprised him with a pop-up birthday party. The cake of course was Harry B.'s favorite flavor - double chocolate. In order to feed the 15 slack key artists and family, Kilohana brought 2 cakes.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Kilohana Silve led workshops in Chigasaki, Japan, as part of the Makana Hula Festival. Here are some of the kaika mahine keiki hula students from a Japan sensei in one of the workshops. Find out more about workshops at the Workshops page, here at territorialairwaves.com.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Kilohana Silve backstage on August 18, 2015 at the Waikiki Slack Key Guitar Festival in the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. The image appeared in that weeks Honolulu newspaper. (Photo: Kat Wade)
Kilohana Silve and Genoa Keawe visit back stage at Genoa's show in the Marriot Waikiki Hotel in 2005. Genoa would often ask Kilohana to dance for her and share her stories of Hawaiian music and hula thriving in Paris. Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Genoa Keawe appeared together often on Territorial Airwaves, including an annual live broadcast Waikiki concert for eleven straight years.
Kilohana Silve enjoys the ho'olaulea at the Festival des Arts d'Hawaii in Paris, France in July of 2018. Harry B. Soria, Jr. and Kilohana Silve have conducted workshops in Paris through the years with Territorial Airwaves. As a result of Kilohana's efforts over the past 25 years, her Halau Hula O Manoa is thriving in Paris, Rome, Juneau, Honolulu, etc.
Harry B. Soria, Jr. and his wife, Kilohana Silve, often partner to do workshops together covering the history of Hawaiian music. See more information at the Workshops page on this site.
August 21, 2018 - Harry B. Soria, Jr. celebrates a milestone birthday at a memorable dinner party, with an amazing cake designed by his wife, Kilohana Silve. The top of the cake is a replica of a 78-rpm record, while the sides feature the vintage radio logo of Territorial Airwaves. How appropriate as we prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Territorial Airwaves. (photo: Kilohana Silve)
2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Awards luncheon. Harry B. Soria, Jr. holds the Krash Kealoha Industry Award for Territorial Airwaves. It is his 9th Hoku Award overall. (Photo: Kilohana Silve)
2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Awards. Harry B. Soria, Jr. and his lovely wife, Kilohana Silve, arrive at the festivities. (Photo: Charles Tilton)
2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Awards luncheon. Harry B. Soria, Jr. receives the Krash Kealoha Industry Awards for 2017. L to R: Kilohana Silve (Harry's wife), Harry B., Nicolas Zambuto (Harry's grandnephew), and Camille Amy Miske (Harry's sister). (Photo: Colleen Ricci)
2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Kilohana Silve and Harry B. Soria, Jr. at the Awards show. Territorial Airwaves received the 2017 Krash Kealoha Industry Award for the Lifetime Achievement Award of the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
2018. Paris France. Territorial Airwaves was on the road again in Paris & Normandy, France, as well as Rome, Italy. We were there for 5 weeks between December 30, 2017 and February 5, 2018. Snow fell for the first time on the morning that we left to return to Hawaii. (PC: Kilohana Silve)
At the 2017 Maui Slack Key Guitar Festival on Sunday, June 25th, 2017, emcee Harry B. Soria, Jr. welcomes 2017 Grammy Award winner, Kalani Pe'a of Maui. Ho'okena called Kalani up on stage for a reprise of the number they performed together at the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. (Photo: Colleen Ricci)
Territorial Airwaves on the road in January 2017. For the 2nd year in a row, Kilohana and Harry B. conducted our hapa haole music and hula workshops in Paris, France and Rome, Italy. In 2015, we spent 4 weeks during September and October. In December 2016 and January 2017, we were there 5 weeks. Standing in front of the Eiffel Tower was one of many thrills during our travels. (Photo: Kilohana Silve)
Harry B. Soria Jr. has the privilege of emceeing all of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festivals for the Kihoalu Foundation. The festivals are held annually in Kona, BI; Kauai, Maui, and 4 festivals on Oahu. (Waikiki, Ewa, Turtle Bay, & Kailua). In addition, the festival takes swings through both the Northwest & Northeast USA. An additional Slack Key event is held each year at the Kani Kapila Grille in the Outrigger Reef Hotel in Waikiki. This photo is from the August 14, 2015 evening at the Grille. (Photo: Colleen Ricci.)