Nov 29 - Nov 30, 2019
Actor/musician Eric Gilliom starred in an original one-man theatrical show, co-created by writer/director Brian Kohne (Kuleana). Eric explored identity through the lens of Hawaiian history, contemporary culture, and family.
Nov 21 - Nov 23, 2019
The MACC presented a selection of this year's screenings from the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF). HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawai'i - helping to enrich, enlighten, and broaden support for Asian and Pacific films.
Nov 17, 2019
In an historical drama set during the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and days leading up to annexation, a young thief is recruited to protect the unifying symbol of the kingdom: the Hawaiian flag. A post-film discussion with film director Ty Sanga addressed the significance of Hae Hawai‘i: what it meant during the time of the overthrow, and what it means today.
Nov 08, 2019
Continuing with this series, Henry Kapono talks one-on-one with his guests, tonight it was singer/songwriter Alx Kawakami who has made his way around the world playing music for more than 15 years. He has made a name for himself with his songwriting and energetic live performances. They spoke about their careers, followed by an intimate jam session.
Oct 12, 2019
The PA’I Foundation launched Maoli Arts Month (MAMo) on O‘ahu in 2006 to celebrate and promote the work of contemporary Hawaiian artists and designers. Part of that celebration is the MAMo Wearable Art Show, which has taken place annually in Honolulu since 2006. The event returned to Maui for a sixth consecutive year, featuring the designs of contemporary Island designers whose creations extend from comfortable to traditional to cutting-edge to downright fantastical.
Oct 11, 2019
In this concert series hosted by Henry Kapono, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun. Jerry Santos was tonight's guest. Each concert featured Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal. The artists shared music and stories from their careers and answered questions, giving the audience an up-close-and-personal seat at the jam session.
Sep 29, 2019
The Maui community enjoyed a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians filled the air with island music for this free annual concert. Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, served as M.C. to help celebrate Hawai‘i’s beloved instrument. Fine ‘ukulele were featured as door prizes, and the festival also featured displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts and ‘ono-licious island foods.
Sep 29, 2019
Reuniting after 17 years, the original duo of Barry Flanagan and Keli'i Kaneali'i bring back the groundbreaking sound that established the name HAPA as one of the most recognized names in Hawaiian music since their debut album hit the airwaves. This concert followed two sold out shows in May.
Sep 14, 2019
The 14th annual event, Maui's only adult hula competition, featured award-winning hālau competing in solo and group performances. Male and female dancers performed both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings, judged by renowned, prestigious kumu hula.
Sep 13, 2019
Continuing with this concert series, Henry Kapono talks one-on-one with his guests, tonight it was Blayne Asing. They spoke about their careers, followed by an intimate jam session. Blayne Asing's original songs range from country/folk to Hawaiian and island music, but he also loves performing the music of his favorite Hawaiian legends.
Sep 12, 2019
Traditional procreation chants and dances often celebrate and encourage the continuation of ali‘i family lines. Hula Ma‘i are often misunderstood and misinterpreted in modern Western contexts. This presentation will look at several chants as poetical expressions as well as exhibit them in hula form. Participating hālau include: Pā`ū O Hi`iaka, Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu, Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka, and Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua.
Jun 23, 2019
One of Maui’s favorite FREE annual family events, some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players performed a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music. Ki ho‘alu, translating literally from the Hawaiian as “loosen the key,” indicating the tuning in slack key guitar technique, is a musical tradition dating back to 19th century paniolo. Festival-goers brought their own lawn chairs, blankets, or lauhala mats and relaxed on the grassy lawn to fully enjoy the laid-back music by famed guitar players.
Jun 14 - Aug 02, 2019
The thought-provoking ideas of Maui artist Sidney Yee revealed his unique philosophy and approach to simplicity and the process of acceptance. A selection that chronicled forty years of contemporary realism was exhibited through his paintings and ceramic works.
Jun 02, 2019
MACC and the PA’I Foundation present this event, which was launched in Honolulu in 2006 as a component of the Maoli Arts Movement. The Wearable Art Show celebrates Hawaiian design in fabric and clothing, specifically in terms of cultural motif, in a way that makes it more than just a runway fashion show. Many traditional Hawaiian patterns and designs in kapa and weaving, weaponry and tools, tattoo and adornment, take their visual clues from nature.
May 26, 2019
Reuniting after 17 years, the original duo of Barry Flanagan and Keli'i Kaneali'i bring back the groundbreaking sound that established the name HAPA as one of the most recognized names in Hawaiian music since their debut album hit the airwaves. This was a second show added after a sold-out concert the week prior.
May 19, 2019
Reuniting after 17 years, the original duo of Barry Flanagan and Keli'i Kaneali'i bring back the groundbreaking sound that established the name HAPA as one of the most recognized names in Hawaiian music since their debut album hit the airwaves. Meaning 'half' in Hawaiian, the name HAPA is inspired by the band’s two members - Keli'i Kaneali’i of South Pacific ancestry, and Barry Flanagan from New Jersey.
May 11, 2019
This concert featured Kalani Pe’a, Paula Fuga, Starr Kalahiki, Tavana, & Mike Love and which helped shine the light on the next generation of Hawai’i performers, both established and up & coming. Henry paired up individually with each special guest to talk story, play music, and have fun.
May 03, 2019
The annual tradition of a Maui Lei Day concert at the MACC with Robert Cazimero is always a celebratory event! Audiences look forward to a special blossom in their lei of concert memories! Enjoy the smooth showmanship, talent, and graciousness of Robert Cazimero, along with contemporary Hawaiian music and hula. Preshow festivities included hula and music in the courtyard and island crafters were on hand with a selection of fragrant lei to make your day.
Apr 18, 2019
'Olelo Hawai'i Edition that celebrated the year of indigenous languages. In a partnership between the MACC, Kamehameha Schools Maui & Kanaeokana, the Hawaiian-language version of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Moana was screened for all ages to see, listen, learn, and enjoy. E naue like mai, e nā ʻohana a pau. This film was presented in the Hawaiian language, with English subtitles.
Mar 29, 2019
In a continuation of this engaging MACC concert series, Henry Kapono hosted Brother Noland as they talked-story, played music, and had fun in the intimate McCoy Studio Theater that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal.
Mar 24, 2019
The documentary, Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX, is an edge-of-your-seat David vs. Goliath tale. It reveals how a headstrong African American female coach, the first Asian American U.S. congresswoman, and the team captain of a rag-tag female volleyball team battled discrimination from the halls of Washington D.C. to the dusty volleyball courts of the University of Hawaii, fighting for the rights of young women to play sports.
Mar 16, 2019
Always a highlight of the MACC's Ho‘onanea concert schedule, Jake Shimabukuro returned to the Castle Theater for his annual visit. Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, ‘ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. There is no doubt that for his popular appearances at the MACC, Jake Shimabukuro embodies the heart and soul of ‘ukulele music, as no one else can wring the emotion, beauty, meaning and thrills out of four strings like he can.
Mar 15, 2019
A one-person play written and performed by Moses Goods as a commission in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the passing of ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia. ʻŌpūkahaʻia was the pivotal person in a movement that had profound effects on Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian history. The play, originally commissioned by Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, takes the audience to different scenes from ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s life, including traumatic events from his youth, his arrival and residence in New England, and his conversion to Christianity.
Mar 09, 2019
Tavana is a one-man band from Honolulu, HI, who uses electronic drum triggers to lay down a variety of grooves with his feet to accompany himself on guitar, banjo, lap steel, or ukulele, while singing soulful, island-inspired rock and blues.
Feb 28, 2019
Henry Kapono continued the second season of his hit “Artist 2 Artist Concert Series” with a special showcase of his new album, Welcome 2 My Paradise. The MACC audience enjoyed the Grammy Award nominee and 15-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner as he performed his classic hits, new material, and told the stories behind the scenes.
Feb 23, 2019
Born and raised on Kaua‘i, Kainani embraces a deep kuleana to perpetuate the Hawaiian language, particularly through the art of Hawaiian songwriting and poetry. Winner of five Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, Kainani is a sought-after performer whose original compositions have appeared in films, documentaries, and TV shows. Weaving her life’s purpose seamlessly into her work, her music, and her relationships, Kainani embraces her kuleana—a dedication that shines forth in her songs.
Jan 12, 2019
Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, singer/songwriter Blayne Asing began playing ʻukulele at age eight. Although he grew up loving the music of popular Hawai’i artists, his own music is heavily influenced by country and folk music artists such as James Taylor and Jackson Browne. His original songs range from country/folk to Hawaiian and island music, but he also loves performing the music of his favorite Hawaiian legends.
Dec 16, 2018 - Feb 15, 2019
This exhibition explored our most popular water sport beginning with Native Hawaiian history and knowledge of he‘e nalu and the evolution of surf culture in the islands today. The story was told through traditional stories and the Native Hawaiian cultural, spiritual, and recreational relationship to the ocean, as well as from archives, ephemera, and surfboards from private collections.