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Republik Music Festival

BAMP Project’s music festival, headlined by Steel Pulse, returned for a second year Saturday to Kakaako Waterfront Park with an amazing lineup of bands

Posted June 10, 2012 by Ed Morita

The Republik Music Festival by BAMP Project returned for a second year Saturday with an amazing lineup of bands at Kakaako Waterfront Park. Steel Pulse once again headlined the event with Slightly Stoopid, G Love and last minute additions Detour Posse and Half Pint rounding out the marathon eight-hour concert.

Party pics

By Tracy Chan and Ed Morita

Second Annual Republik Music Festival (1 of 75)

Second Annual Republik Music Festival

Photo by Tracy Chan

G Love featuring Paula Fuga and Jack Johnson

Steel Pulse performance highlights


About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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