Photos: Lau Hawaiian Collective

Arts & Culture Jeffrey Thompson · ·

1 Kim Sueoka jokes with other members of the Lau Hawaiian Collective during a rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. Sueoka, who was born in Hawaii and has lived in Minnesota about 12 years, has been playing her native music with the collective for almost two years. 
2 Lau Hawaiian Collective members, from left, David Burk, Dave Kapell, Kim Sueoka and Andrew Kane rehearse a song at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. The collective performs concerts and educational programs highlighting the Hawaiian culture. 
3 Lau Hawaiian Collective member Dave Kapell fills glass harp receptacles during a rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
4 Kim Sueoka plays ili'ili, percussive stones used in traditional Hawaiian music, during a rehearsal with the Lau Hawaiian Collective at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
5 Kim Sueoka fits fellow Lau Hawaiian Collective member Andrew Kane with a lei before a rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
6 Kim Sueoka teaches music and body movement to her fellow Lau Hawaiian Collective members during a rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
7 Lyrics to a song honoring the special gifts of the Hawaiian Islands are displayed during a Lau Hawaiian Collective rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
8 Kim Sueoka and fellow Lau Hawaiian Collective member Rahn Yanes talk through a musical composition during a rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
9 Kim Sueoka and members of the Lau Hawaiian Collective practice movements to accompany a song during rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
10 Lau Hawaiian Collective members bring their sound together during a rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
11 Andrew Kane embraces Kim Sueoka following a Lau Hawaiian Collective rehearsal at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. 
12 Lau Hawaiian Collective members, from left, David Burk, Dave Kapell, Kim Sueoka, Andrew Kane and Rahn Yanes rehearse a song at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2013. The collective performs concerts and educational programs highlighting the Hawaiian culture.