See Kupaoa and Mark Yamanaka at Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Friday, January 31st. Kupaoa is comprised of Kellen and Lihau Paik. They’re Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winners, and they’ll be joined by legendary Mark Yamanaka. The night will be full of beautiful Hawaiian mele and traditional classics. Hear an eclectic combination of Hawaiian music talent at the MACC this weekend! … [Read more...] about Kupaoa and Mark Yamanaka at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Na Hoku Hanohano
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
Led Ka`apana, the "Grandmaster of Hawaiian Slack Key," will perform at the Napili Kai Beach Resort this Wednesday, July 26. Ka`apana will be the featured guest for George Kahumoku Jr.’s weekly Masters of Hawaiian Music Slack Show. He’s released numerous albums with numerous groups, and he’s a Na Hoku Hanohano winner for three different entities: as a member of Hui ‘Ohana, and … [Read more...] about Led Kaapana – Grandmaster of Hawaiian Slack Key at Napili Kai Beach Resort
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?