POSTED: 17 JUNE 2008 - 3:00pm EST

6th Hanapepe Folk Music Festival

image above: Millicent Cummings and babe to be Maika

by Millicant Cummings on 16 June 2008

Aloha Everyone!

I'm so looking forward to seeing you soon!!! Here's what they're saying on O'ahu about one of the reasons for my return to the Garden Isle...Hope to see you at one of these occasions...Big Aloha til then!

"Musician, artist and soon to be mother, Millicent Cummings is giving birth to a new CD this month called 'Altar Native'. Jerry Santos says of this concept album culminating six years of songwriting during her travels to each of the eight major Hawaiian Islands; "Millicent Cummings is the most exciting new voice to come from the Islands in years. Her songs are profound and her vocals are fabulous". Ledward Kaapana says, "Awesome, Awesome". Makana is quoted by saying, "A diverse and inspired contemporary original unique to Hawaii and the world".

Altar Native is a live recording of a concert presented by Hawai'i Public Radio at the Atherton Performance Art Center in Honolulu last year, accompanied by Cindy Combs on guitar, ukulele and back up vocals, JoeLohmeier on cello and Anela Lauren on Celtic harp. Ron Jacobs says; "Hawaii is unique; Millicent’s music is a National Geographic Soundscape of how, where and why it is. It would be simple to call ALTAR NATIVE a 'musical travelogue' of today’s Hawai’i. But liner notes are only seen, not heard. So listen to Millicent Cummings performing live. Every note tells a story you will long remember and often replay".

So here's what's happening this weekend!

June 20th 2008
Sixth Annual Hanapepe Folk Festival
Cindy Combs, Blu Dux, Anjela Rose, Michael Barretto, Keoni Mahuka, Levi Levitt and Millicent Cummings 6-10 pm at Salt Pond Beach Park in Hanapepe, far pavilion.

June 21st 2008
In store CD release concert at Borders in Lihue from 12-1:00pm
CD signing afterwards

Hawai'i Healing Garden Festival
Malama Kaua'iCenter, 4900 Kuawa Road.

5:00 Isa Maria 5:30 Millicent Cummings
6:00 Cindy Combs 6:30 Paula Fuga

June 22nd 2008
CD Release concert of 'Altar Native'
Accompanied by Cindy Combs and Anela Lauren from 3-5:30 pm followed by CD signing at 4140 Rook Place in Princeville off Emmalani Drive.
Later that evening, a live broadcast on KKCR's 'Kaua'i Live' 7-8 pm.

see also:
Island Breath: Nudes in Nature 6/17/08
Island Breath: A film about Taylor Camp 8/30/05