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An Evening with Led Kaapana with Mike Kaawa
Oct 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$25 Advance | $30 At the Door

Two of the finest acoustic musicians from Hawaii perform together. The concert will feature slack key guitar, ukulele, original and traditional songs and stories.
Led Kaapana | 8:00 PM
LED KAAPANA grew up in a family of musicians in Kalapana, in the southernmost district of Hawaii Island. His teachers included his mother, Mama Tina Kaapana, from whom he learned to sing leo ki'eki'e (Hawaiian falsetto singing), and his uncle, Fred Punahoa. "We didn't have electricity, not television, not even much radio," says Kaapana. "So we entertained ourselves. You could go to any house and everybody was playing music." Throughout his career, Ledward has dedicated himself to perpetuating the traditional style and repertoire of his home, beginning in his teens with the musical group Hui ‘Ohana which produced 14 best-selling albums and became a key figure in the resurgence of traditional Hawaiian culture and music during the 1970s. Launching a solo career in 1983, Kaapana has continued to garner acclaim for his improvisational melodies and falsetto vocals. Recognition by his peers earned Led four Grammy nominations in his own right and three wins on slack key compilations. He has won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”) awards, including Favorite Entertainer of the Year in 2009. more >>>
Mike Kaawa | 8:00 PM
Mike Kaawa is a 12-string Hawaiian guitar player and vocalist. He has been in the Hawaiian music scene since the 70's. more >>>