Keep Moving! Ray Nitta — Fit as a Woodworker, Taiko Drummer…

Ray Nitta and Taiko Kaua`i drums. Photo by Kat Ho and students of Hale Opio by Anne E. O'Malley Ray Nitta is one fit fellow for quite a few reasons. As a woodworker, he handles downed tree trunks and huge wood slabs and turns them into, say, koa or mango tables that might [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:26+00:00 January 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Fit as a Musician — Francesco Garripoli

Francesco Garripoli does qigong. Courtesy photo Fit as a Musician Francesco Garripoli  by Anne E. O’Malley Musician and composer Francesco Garripoli crackles with energy. Onstage with the Kaua`i Vibe Tribe — a band whose members vary — he’s playing and singing his heart out on his compositions. “People dance to it, it’s got [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:32+00:00 November 18th, 2012|0 Comments