Island Mama Yvonne shares her IMY Kidsjam of world culture through music-dance-art-crafts. This is a celebration of peace and harmony in all the colors of the rainbow. The fun-filled event features dancers and musicians of different cultures, allowing the audience to participate artistically as well. Children will leave with a piece of self-created art in their hands.
IMY, also known as Island Mama Yvonne, is an infectiously enthusiastic emcee and events coordinator extraordinaire. Dividing her time between two shores – Hong Kong and Hawaii – Yvonne’s mission is to share her Aloha Spirit with everyone she meets, from the young to the young at heart. Island Mama Yvonne collaborates with her 10 year old daughter Kalani on all her children’s events.
A dancer and artist herself, Yvonne has been working with international musicians and artists of renown since 2000 to create world cultural events and concerts. Her “POPO Song & Dance” with 50 Hong Kong artists/crew was recorded at the world-renowned Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios (England). “Havana Mania Carnival” shared Latin music and dance with Vocal Sampling, the Latin Grammy-nominated acapella group from Cuba. Yvonne’s “Hawaiian Family Festival” starred the Na Hoku Hano Hano Award-winning artists Nohelani Cypriano and Nathan Aweau. In 2014 Yvonne brought Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Taimane to Hong Kong for her debut concert. Most recently, IMY organized Viu TV’s cross-cultural music travel documentary featuring the beloved musicians Endy Chow from Hong Kong and Taimane at the historic Governor’s Mansion in Honolulu.
“You can take the girl out of the island but never the island out of the girl.” IslandMama Yvonne continues to spread her ALOHA Spirit whether on her world travels or at her current home base in Hong Kong.