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Local mentorship program for young musicians focuses on artistic growth, mental health

Courtesy Haku Collective

Young, aspiring musicians have an opportunity to work with Hawaiʻi music artist Kimié Miner. The Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning and Grammy-nominated musician has created Nā Leo by Haku Collective, a free mentorship program for people ages 14 to 22 to learn about songwriting and the business side of the industry.

The program will also address mental health to prepare students for an industry that has seen its share of artists struggle with fame and failure. The Conversation talked to Miner about why there's a need for local mentorship.

Click here to learn more and sign up for the program. The Oʻahu workshop is on March 3 and 4 — with more islands to follow.

Kimié Miner Extended Interview

This interview aired on The Conversation on March 1, 2023. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1. 

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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