Daniel Kramer

Farewell to music legend Jorelik

Farewell to music legend Jorelik

Jorelik Tibon — sportsman, musician, member of Nitijela, government secretary, and ship pilot — died unexpectedly Tuesday after collapsing at his home in Laura. DANIEL KRAMER* Jorelik Tibon was a legend in Marshallese music. He was the leader of the legendary band Kabo Lal that started in the late 1970’s, which was a singing duo […]

Tribute to music icon

Tribute to music icon

GIFF JOHNSON Eddie Enos was described as a “genius artist” who not only inspired dozens of Marshallese musicians but resonated with everyone from babies to old folks. “Eddie was a big inspiration to me,” said Yasta “Yastamon” Bolkeim, Power 103.5FM’s anchor disk jockey and well known singer. “It’s why I wanted to be a musician. […]

Live stream concert a hit

Live stream concert a hit

GIFF JOHNSON A live-streamed concert from the Marshall Islands Saturday featured top bands in the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands star Rosie Delmah joining to uplift spirits of Marshall Islanders devastated by coronavirus in the United States. At Friday’s Nitijela (parliament) session, Foreign Minister Casten Nemra delivered a somber report on the impact of Covid-19 […]

The show goes on!

The show goes on!

GIFF JOHNSON Thinking outside the box is second nature to Six9Too Productions head honcho Daniel Kramer. Concern about coronavirus forced cancellation of Kramer’s much-anticipated spring break and summer concerts. But there are always opportunities and Kramer is gearing for a big, live-streamed concert aimed primarily at Marshallese living in the United States. Kramer sees it […]

Farewell to S. Pacific music icon

Farewell to S. Pacific music icon

Daniel Rae Costello, one of the most influential musicians in Pacific Island reggae music, died earlier this week in Samoa. He was 58. He was credited with influencing many Marshall Islands musicians, including Chaninway, which dominated the local music scene in the 1990s. Six9Too Productions owner Daniel Kramer said “many of their (Chaninway’s) top songs […]

Majuro’s music extravaganza

Majuro’s music extravaganza

GIFF JOHNSON An incredible array of music talent will be on display at Saturday’s Spring Break Beach Bash in Laura — as music majordomo Daniel Kramer amps up the excitement on the third anniversary of the April concert and beach activity program. Last week, hit singers from the Solomon Islands — star singer Chris Young […]

Red Cross in high gear

Red Cross in high gear

The Marshall Islands Red Cross will be the subject of a major review starting this weekend that will determine if the organization is ready for admission to international membership. A team of international and Pacific region Red Cross officials will be in RMI from September 15 to 24 to conduct a Joint Assessment Mission. If […]