9 APRIL 2021
We have something very special for you as April marks one year since we lost Hannah and also happens to be Mental Health Awareness Month. Hannah (Ohana) left behind a vault of multimedia material, the scope of which even we were unaware. We have re-mixed and released two of her tracks over the last year, the original composition “Running in the Dark” and a brilliant cover of the classic “Hallelujah." Her original producers Christian Josi and Tino Passante coordinated it all and recruited Grammy Award winning engineer Brian Chirlo to create the master. We recently brought that team back together with one important addition—legendary guitarist Sherrod Barnes, who has worked with legends/ from the late Whitney Houston and Natalie Cole to Christina Aguilera to Quincy Jones and so many more more—to re-tool and remix another original track, “Time Traveler.” We are so excited to share this with you. Sherrod’s masterful guitar and Ohana’s voice really come together in a magical way. To say we are grateful for his participation would be a massive understatement.
In Ohana’s memory we continue to work on our longer-term goal of helping young people in emotional distress. You’ll be hearing a good deal about that from us in the months ahead so please do keep an eye on this space and on the newly designed website we have launched, ohanahaasofficial.com, with the help of our friends at Keith Ablow Creative.
We fully intend to make this effort real and impactful. She would expect nothing less of us.
And as we approach an anniversary that crushes our hearts, we want to say we love you too…her friends, family and fans. Thank you for your commitment to her legacy and your many expressions of kindness toward us over the last year.
Stay tuned. Please. The real work of helping people in Hannah’s memory is just getting started.
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH!
25 JANUARY 2021
We hope your 2021 is off to a good and healthy start. Today we are happy to launch this newly designed website from our friends at Keith Ablow Creative! Filled with new features and content and of course music (with more to come), we feel it is a great vehicle for us to help perpetuate Ohana’s legacy. Here we will launch new, re-mastered music from her vault, share her art and poetry, provide general updates and more. Most importantly, we will also use this space to help harness our resources so that young people in emotional distress can find help and hope. People just like Ohana. This, more than anything, is our true mission.
So stay close—check this space, enjoy and share the music, and please sign up to receive updates in the box at the bottom of the page. The updates will always be relevant and they will be few and far between, we promise! And of course we will never, ever share your information with anyone. Ever.
Enjoy the new site. We are quite sure Ohana would approve of it and we are grateful for your continued support of her legacy. And by all means if you have any suggestions as to how we can make this site even better, please share them with us using the contact info below. We are always happy to hear from you.
Until next time…
Love & Gratitude,
OUR HOLIDAY GIFT FOR YOU
ON A MOST IMPORTANT DAY
1 DECEMBER 2020
As we've teased we have a gift for you today, December 1st, for the holidays and to commemorate what would’ve been our sweet girl’s 21st birthday (and the anniversary of her debut album The Broken). It’s free here for friends and family but is also available on the streaming/sales sites, so please spread the word!
2020 has been brutal on so many levels for so many of us. We share this track with you along with our love and our wishes that the sun begins to shine once again for us all--sooner rather than later.
Always love and light,
19 OCTOBER 2020
We just wanted to say hello and give you a quick update. We have been working hard on building a foundation to honor Ohana’s memory in the form of a resource for young people who struggle with emotional issues. We also continue to catalogue the treasure trove of unreleased music, poetry and art that she left behind—much of it which we were previously unaware of. As we have mentioned before, our girl was prolific!
Finally, we have a gift coming for you on December 1st to mark the holiday season and also to mark the one year anniversary of the release of The Broken. December 1st will also have been her 21st birthday. It will be a bittersweet day to say the least. So stay tuned.
We hope your Summer was as good as it could have been in these strange times, and as always, we thank you for your continued interest in and support for Ohana’s legacy. Back to you soon. Be safe and well.
Love and Light,
A GIFT FOR YOU
RUNNING IN THE DARK
Well, we said we had a gift for you and we do.
Running In The Dark, by our beloved Ohana.
Wishing you all a wonderful, life and love filled holiday. Count your blessings and be safe.
XO, TEAM OHANA
PS: More to come…
Greetings, family, friends and fans:
We had a wonderful memorial for our Hannah (Ohana) a few months back, and are working on something new for you for the holidays. On December 1, her birthday and the anniversary of the release of The Broken, we will be delivering to you something very special, which we are working very diligently on. The brilliant thing about Hannah is how prolific she was and we are finding things left and right, be it poetry or music, that she left us with which we had no idea about. None. It is a treasure trove! A vault! We miss her terribly, of course, but there is a joy in discovering these hidden gems, which we will continue to share. There is much to come, not just from her but from her foundation which is coming soon, so please stay tuned.
We love you.
Hannah loves you.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
26 JULY 2020
We sadly but very proudly celebrated Our Girl’s life on Sunday, JULY 26, 2020, with her family at Temple and then had a party of epic proportions at their beautiful home.
16 JULY 2020
Friends, family, fans…your kind reactions to the new single and continued words of love have warmed our hearts…there are really no words to properly describe our gratitude to each one of you. Just know that Our Girl’s memory lives on and once we finally memorialize and celebrate her life later this month (Covid-willing), we will continue to release new material—songs, poetry, etc—and will launch the foundation in her name to help young people everywhere to thrive through pain and struggle via MUSIC and ART and WORDS. It will be a spectacular journey worthy of her spectacular soul, which remains with us all.
Love and Light,
5 JUNE 2020
While it seems like forever since we lost our dearest Hannah (Ohana to many of you) it hasn’t even been two months. We, her family and her broader artistic team, continue to exist in a sort of fog that we would hope those reading this never know...but are certain that many do.
We see, read, save and are deeply grateful for every single word of condolence and reflection that you write to us directly or post on social media. We beg you to know this and that, if a response doesn't come, it does not equate with ingratitude. This is just really, very hard and we are working through a huge archive of material that will be put to very good use. Plus, we are tired and we just plain miss her. We love you for it, though. More than typewritten words could possibly convey.
And thank you for all the food and gifts. You know who you are. We are good with food and gifts for now. If Chris gets any more lasagna, we’re going to have a whole other issue on our hands.:) We are focused on trying to heal. At least a little. At least enough to truly begin to formulate a plan to honor the story and the legacy of Ohana Haas and how to best continue the work that she was so focused on and with which she was communicating so very many good, helpful, healing and honest things. That was Our Girl.
Please continue to share the music, and please continue to watch this space. As previously stated, she left us a map. A mandate. And, hopefully with your help, we will fulfill it. You will be delighted by what we are about to do in the name of Our Girl, Ohana Haas.
Love and light,
23 APRIL 2020
With the heaviest of hearts, we need to share devastating news with you. Two days ago we lost our beautiful, brilliant, sweet Ohana (Hannah) to a freak and random accident. She was 20 years old. We don't have the words to convey how much we all loved her.
Those of you who knew her knew her deeply sensitive soul. She was a fragile being. Perhaps she was too sweet and innocent to endure the very harsh elements of our world, which seems to grow harsher by the day. Those of you who did not know her would need only to hear her poignant and deeply personal debut album "The Broken" (which she worked so hard on and has just come out) to understand.
Perhaps adding more to the weight of the tragedy is the happy fact that she was fighting and she was showing signs of winning against searing emotional pain. The realization that she was gifted, that her music was beautiful, relatable and helpful to so many, and that she did have a role to play in this world--and a big one in creating and healing herself and others--gave her a level of strength and hope that she had never before known. Her moments of joy, though fleeting, were a beautiful thing to behold.
Hannah's music--her gift to us--lives and will live. Helps and will help. We will see to that. More importantly, her spirit endures. Watch this space for news of how we will, in her honor, help others just like her find peace in their hearts and purpose in their lives, whether it be through music or some other form of artistic expression.
In the meantime, if you are struggling, don't ever give up on yourself or the possibilities that await you even if you don't see them ahead. For they are indeed there. We've included some resource links below.
We are mourning. Desperately so. But it is also clear to us that Hannah's short life has left us with instructions. And we will follow them. Together. In her name. For good.
Love and light,