Global Virtual Concert Set to Premiere Friday

July 30, 2021, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated July 29, 4:58 PM
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Hawaiʻi County’s 2021 Sister City Virtual Concert, themed “A Whole New World,” is set to premiere Friday, July 30 on Nā Leo TV, Spectrum channel 53, at 7 pm HST.

The concert will showcase mayoral messages and cultural performances from eight sister cities across the globe. Represented in the concert are five cities in Japan, two in the Philippines, and one from Chile.

In addition to the individual cultural performances, there will be a joint hula to the song “Sending Aloha,” written and composed by Brandon Nakano, performed by each respective city.

“This concert was created to remind us of our connections across the world, as we continue to fight through a pandemic that has left many of us feeling disconnected and alone,” said Mayor Mitch Roth. “Our Sister City relationships have always been integral to our identity, diversity, and vibrancy here on Hawaiʻi Island, and we are excited to showcase them in a new and exciting way for all to see, feel, and be inspired.”

The concert is also available online now at:

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