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Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Keola Beamer

Friday, Apr 10 2020, 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 14 2020, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

In support of current county, state, and federal governmental and health agency recommendations, and in light of the worldwide efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Artist 2 Artist concert featuring Henry Kapono & Keola Beamer originally scheduled for April 10 has been postponed. The concert has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 14. 
 
All previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, refunds will be provided by the MACC Box Office. Those with tickets in hand need to return them to the Box Office with the original credit card used. Those unable to attend on the new date and who paid in cash for their tickets, also need to return them to the box office. For tickets at will call, you may call the box office (808-242-7469) to process the refund.

Please note that the MACC Box Office is working to process all refunds for ticket buyers in the many cancellations and postponements prompted by containment measures for coronavirus (COVID-19). It is anticipated that completion of these processes may take a week or longer, given the volume of impacted events.
 
We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff works through this volume. Mahalo for your kōkua.
 

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono are legends of Hawaiian music. Each became an icon in the 1970s at the creative forefront as Hawaiian music reinvented itself. They have continued to lead the way for over four decades.
 
Henry Kapono became the wildly popular phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) with Cecilio Rodriguez. They helped forge the sound of 70s Hawaiian music, with laid-back contemporary rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‘i. Today as a solo artist, Henry is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter.
 
Keola Beamer’s contributions to slack key guitar during the 1970s began to spark public interest in kī-hō‘alu, launching a statewide revival of the tradition, and his 1978 release, Honolulu City Lights, is a top-selling recording in the history of Hawaiian music. Today he is one of Hawai‘i’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers, and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar.
 
Despite their common history, Keola & Henry only performed together for the first time in 2014, when Henry invited Keola & Moanalani Beamer to be part of the “Back in the Day” annual performances. This successful show features musical greats who shaped Hawaiian music from the ‘70s on, part of the “Hawaiian Renaissance”—the seminal movement in Hawai‘i’s cultural history that brought language, music, hula, art, and all aspects of Hawaiian culture back to their central place in the life of the Islands. Touring together, Keola & Henry, with Keola’s wife Moana performing hula, have been greeted by wildly enthusiastic audiences, celebrating their original songs that have become beloved contemporary Hawaiian classics.
 
[Keola Beamer]…The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master” — The New York Times
Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.” — Honolulu Star-Advertiser