Since 2004 the Kokua Hawaii Foundation has been putting on the Kokua Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii in support environmental education for local schools and communities.
The Foundation was started by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, who grew up in Oahu, due to his passion for environmental issues. Between tour profits and personal charitable activities, Johnson has donated $25 million since 2001.
The Best of Kokua Festival CD, credited as Jack Johnson & Friends, will be out April 17th (Earth Day) and is available for pre-order now through KokuaFestival.com.
The collection features performances from over the years by Ziggy Marley, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Ben Harper, Willie Nelson, and others.
100% of the net proceeds will go to the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
Hawaii has more school gardens because of Willie Nelson and Ben Harper. We have more field trips out into nature because of Eddie Vedder and Kawika Kahiapo. More recycling bins in the classrooms because of Ziggy Marley and Paula Fuga, less plastic on the beaches because of Jackson Browne and John Cruz, more healthy school snacks because of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds; and now thanks to you, and everyone who purchases this album, The Kokua Hawaii Foundation will be able to continue inspiring Hawaii’s next generation of environmental stewards.
Aloha, Jack Johnson
1. Better Together – Jack Johnson with Paula Fuga
2. Cry, Cry, Cry – Ziggy Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
3. A Pirate Looks at Forty – Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, & Tim Reynolds
4. MudFootball – Jack Johnson with Ozomatli & G.Love
5. Constellations Jack Johnson with Eddie Vedder & Kawika Kahiapo
6. Take it Easy – Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson & John Cruz
7. Island Style – John Cruz with Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne
8. Breakdown – Jack Johnson with Jake Shimabukuro
9. Further On Down the Road – Taj Mahal with Jack Johnson
10. Welcome to Jamrock – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
11. High Tide or Low Tide – Ben Harper & Jack Johnson
12. Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain – Willie Nelson with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper
13. I Shall Be Released – Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, Zach Gill & Friends
Check out this fantastic version of Further on Down the Road by Johnson and Taj Mahal: