BROTHER NOLAND

COMPOSER, INNOVATOR, EDUCATOR, PIONEER, LEGEND...

Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music and is widely considered as the "Father of Jawaiian Music." Fluid in both Slack Key and standard guitar tunings, Brother Noland goes wherever the music carries him. "As far back as I can remember," Noland says, "I was always surrounded by the beautiful sounds of Hawaiian music." Brother Noland is popular for his unique interpretations (or "Nolandization") of songs yet remains respectful of traditional Hawaiian music and culture.

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Born and raised in Kalihi-Palama on the island of O'ahu, Brother Noland is most famous for his original song "Coconut Girl," which birthed the "Jawaiian" contemporary style (fusion of Hawaiian & Reggae) music. He has won numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including Best Reggae Album and his music is featured in several movies including "Pineapple Express" and "Snakes in the Plane." He is regularly featured in Slack Key Guitar festivals around the islands.

Brother Noland is an impactful player in Hawai'i"s music scene and one of Hawai'i"s most respected artists. He was honored in 2014 by the State of Hawai'i for a "Lifetime Achievement in Music" award. But despite all the accolades, Brother Noland has never forgotten his roots and the community. Through his philanthropy he helps at-risk youth define their choices and make a quality connection to the community through his Ho'ea Initiative, dedicated to teaching children about how to live off the 'aina (land) and the ocean. As a steward of the land, Noland has a deep connection to Hawai'i and even cares for acreage on the island of Moloka’i while preserving Hawaiian customs, indigenous plants and animal species. His music and community spirit always carries a message of positive reflection, while rooted in the reality we face today.

In 2013, he authored the "Hawaiian Survival Handbook" where he shares the outdoor skills he has developed over a lifetime spent in Hawai'i"s forests and waters. An author, singer, artist, poet, philanthropist, mentor, musician and family man, Brother Noland continually inspires and infuses creativity and innovation to pave new paths of music and humanity around the world.

THE WORLD OF BROTHER NOLAND

Brother Noland is most well known for a long list of songs that have been given him the distiinction of being called "The Father of Jawaiian Music" with classics that hold their own on the radio and internet airwaves. Along with his award winning music, Brother Noland's achivements and contributions go deep into Hawaiian culture as he's continuously contributed his other skills as an author, artist, poet, philanthropist, mentor, musician, and teacher every chance he gets. Brother Noland has long been a stable of the islands and his legend reachs far and wide. The World of Brother Noland is that of A Pure Hawaiian Vision.

MUSICIAN

Great Hawaiian Man

For nealy 40 years Brother Noland has filled the airwaves with origial compositions that have become local classics and island treausres. Brother Noland is also a regular stage perfomrer that brings his classics to his fans and audiences. He is also a collaborator that works with many of Hawaii's top musicians.

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AUTHOR

The Hawaiian Survival Handbook

Maybe you'll never have to fight off a wild pig, find water in the wild or survive Hawai‘i's tropical jungle and shoreline. But you never know. The Hawaiian Survival Handbook written by Brother Noland is a just-in-case bush guide for when things go wrong—from flash floods to shark attacks

The Hawaiian Survival Handbook

ORIGINATOR

The Father of Jawaiian Music

Considered Father of Jawaiian Music with such classics as #COCONUT_GIRL, #PUA_LANE, #BIG_SHIP, #MERCY_MERCY, #TROPICAL_BABY, #JAMIE_LEE, #ARE_YOU_NATIVE - Brother Noland continues to innovate and pursue avenues of creativity in his music and upcoming collaborations and legendary performances.

EDUCATOR

Are You Native

Brother Noland's life experiences from the stage to the bush have provided him with expereiences that he is continuoulsy sharing with the youth of the islands so that they can learn ways to walk a true path. With his partenership with Keiki O Ka Aina he is providing regular classes in a variety of skills sets.

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SURVIVALIST

The HO'EA Initiative

With nature as the classroom, Brother Noland's Hõ‘ea Initiative provides training for both youth and adults in a wide range of life skills, including wilderness survival, nature awareness, traditional tracking, cultural appreciation and much more. Vist his HO'EA Website for da scoops

HO'EA Website

LEGEND

Talking Story with Brother Noland

It’s hard to put Brother Noland into one specific category of talent. In his lifetime his credits include author, singer, artist, poet, philanthropist, mentor, musician, and teacher. Born and raised in Kalihi-Palama on Oahu, Brother Noland Conjugacion is most famous for his original song, #COCONUT_GIRL that birthed the “Jawaiian” contemporary style.

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Keiki O Ka `Āina Classes

Brother Noland teaches survival skills in free workshops at Keiki O Ka `Āina Family Learning Centers
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MUSIC

Brother Noland's extensive iTunes catalog of music is just a click away to becoming a big part of your own collection.


SOUNDCLOUD

Brother Noland's Soundcloud is full of classics with some that drip with juicy bass and sax riffs that can grooove your night away. Go find them.


HOE'A INITIATIVE

With nature as the classroom, the Hõ‘ea Initiative provides training for both youth and adults in a wide range of life skills, including wilderness survival, nature awareness, traditional tracking, cultural appreciation and much more.


SURVIVAL HANDBOOK

Maybe you'll never have to fight off a wild pig, find water in the wild or survive Hawai‘i's tropical jungle and shoreline. But you never know. The Hawaiian Survival Handbook is a just-in-case bush guide for when things go wrong—from flash floods to shark attacks and from rip tides to box jellyfish.


YOUTUBE

YouTube's Brother Noland search results is an endless scroll of his live performances and adaptations of his original music.


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