HONOLULU—The “Kokua for Japan” benefit at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Great Lawn on Sunday, April 10 has added Jack Johnson and Willie Nelson to the bill for an event that expresses the islands’ close ties to Japan and Hawaii’s willingness to provide support in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami last month.
Johnson and Nelson join Mick Fleetwood, Michael McDonald, Cecilio & Kapono, and many more of Hawaii’s most beloved and enduring musical icons for the event.
Among them is Go Jimmy Go, the world renowned ska band that has had unprecedented success touring in Japan. Drummer Shon Gregory said performing to support the Japanese people was a foregone conclusion.
“First and foremost, it’s just the right thing to do,” Gregory says. “But beyond that, the people of Japan have been so supportive of our music that we’re just glad to be able to help.”
Although the concert has already sold out, it will be broadcast on a number of local television and radio stations as well as online. Viewers and listeners will be able to make donations via telephone and online. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.KokuaForJapan.com.
Kokua For Japan
Sunday, April 10 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Great Lawn