E Walea with Kalani Pe`a will happen at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center this Saturday, Aug. 5. Not only is Kalani Pe`a a Grammy winner, but he also won Na Hoku Hanohano’s 40th annual Best Contemporary Album of the Year award for E Walea. Kalani will perform an array of tunes that spans from Hawaiian music to contemporary, new originals and some favorites by Joe Cocker, Luther … [Read more...] about E Walea with Kalani Pe`a at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Hawaii’s Voice Talent Competition and Concert will happen at the Maui Theatre on Saturday, May 27. The event will feature Maui teens competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. Attendees can also enjoy a benefit concert with Willie K and Kalani Pe`a, George Kahumoku Jr., Richard Ho`opi`i, Ata Damasco and Arlie Asiu. Tickets can be purchased online. Time TBA. $40-120. 12am. Maui … [Read more...] about Hawaii’s Voice Talent Competition and Concert at Maui Theatre
The 2017 Ho`omau Benefit will take place at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens this Saturday, Mar. 25. The annual event raises funds for the Punana Leo O Maui Hawaiian language immersion school with a celebratory afternoon of Hawaiian culture. The event will feature many chances to support the event with Hawaiian artisans and demonstrations, ono food, a keiki zone, live and silent … [Read more...] about Ho`omau Benefit at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
1. The United States Tennis Association accidentally played the Nazi-era German national anthem during the Fed Cup match at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Ka‘anapali on Feb. 11, according to a Feb. 13 Hawaii News Now story. The song was for Germany’s player Andrea Petkovic, but Petkovic isn’t actually from Germany. Where was she born? A. Czech Republic B. Poland C. Austria D. … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know Maui Grammy winner Kalani Pe`a?
Kalani Pe‘a is not just debuting his album, but himself. The cover photo of his album E Walea is a good indicator that Pe‘a is not a mere a newcomer to the Hawaiian genre; he’s a game-changer. Trading the beach for downtown Wailuku, an aloha T-shirt for a suit, a ukulele for an infectious smile and a shaka for a kalo necktie, you can see Pe‘a is different. But the 33-year-old … [Read more...] about Is Maui singer Kalani Pe`a a game-changer in Hawaiian music?