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Board Members:
     Gwyn Gorg
Vice President
     Sandra Shawhan

     Ayin Adams, Ph.D.
     Anna Pirsch

Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition
     Hawai`i (Maui)

A 501(C) (3) non-profit organization.


The Signature Events We Celebrate are as follows:

Kwanzaa - (Dec. 26, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - (January 15, 2018)
Black History Month - (Feb. 1-28, 2018)
Juneteenth - (June 19, 2018)

Sustaining Enriching Programs:

Dr. MLK Jr. Candlelight Vigil - (TBA)
Maui Black Film Festival - (TBA)
Keepers Of The Culture Dinner Awards - (TBA)
Dr. MLK Jr. Run/Walk For Peace - (April, Date:TBA)

Our Next Big Events:

Juneteenth Celebration
Date: June 15th, 2018
Event times and locations posted below on the event flyer.

Watch here for all updated information for our celebrations and events.

Sylvia St. James Juneteenth Celebration


Kelly Covington is a talented singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She has a pure, powerful voice that is a soaring lead instrument in it’s own right. During the course of an evening’s performance she evokes the complete spectrum of emotions. Her range and finely developed technical skills, combined with her depth and sensitivity in interpretation of lyrics, enable her to make a wide range of material seem as if it was created for her. Originally from New York, her inspiration to dedicate herself to music came from her father, Glen Covington, a well known singer, pianist, writer and band leader. After studying music at Fisk University in Nashville Tenn., and touring with the world renown “Jubilee Singers” and “Black Mass Choir”, Kelly moved back to New York and continued her education and began touring with several show bands and groups.

Receiving an opportunity to work with Grammy Award winning producer, musician and hit maker Narada Michael Walden and American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Kelly relocated to San Francisco. While creating original material with Walden and Jackson, Covington began singing background vocals on projects with Angela Bofill, Phyllis Hyman, and other albums produced by Walden. In 1982 Kelly moved to Maui and began performing at numerous hotels, clubs and restaurant venues throughout Hawaii. There she has had the opportunity to be the “opening act” for headliners such as Smokey Robinson, Ramsey Lewis and Kenny Loggins!

Recently her work with Walden has led to performing with his band in New York’s famous jazz club “The Iridium” and also in San Francisco at “Sweetwater’s.” She has continually honed her jazz stylings and ability to cross over into R&B, Soul, Pop, Rock and Hip-hop music! Kelly Covington is a world class seasoned performer!

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