Live @ the MACC - NATHAN AWEAU
Saturday, Sep 25 2021, 7:30 PM
THIS IS A FREE Live @ the MACC STREAMED EVENT
Winner of nine Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, Nathan Aweau won Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecented three times, the only artist to have achieved this. Nathan Aweau is not only known for his beautiful vocals, but also for his musical prowess, particularly on the bass guitar, his favorite instrument. Often described as a musician’s musician with an in-depth understanding of orchestration, Aweau is proficient on piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, saxophone, percussion, and bass. He also writes, records, engineers, and produces all his own material. Much sought-after, he has performed with numerous musicians, was a member of the award-winning groups Ka’eo, the Ali’i’s, and HAPA from 2003 to 2010, and he played with the legendary Don Ho for 16 years.
His highly praised vocals earned him his first Nā Hōkū Hanohano Male Vocalist of the Year award for his debut CD and helped propel HAPA’s CD Maui to the Top 10 on Billboard’s World Music chart and three Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. Traditional Hawaiian music features “leo ki’eki’e” (male falsetto singing) and Nathan's ability gives him a multi-octave range. For his six solo CDs to date, Aweau wrote and arranged every song, sang all vocals (including background), played every instrument, and recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered.
The Live @ the MACC series is made possible by the generous support of the County of Maui and the Office of Economic Development. The series is designed to bring much needed opportunities for many of Hawai‘i's performing artists in a combination of live/virtual or safe/live-in-person events that meet or exceed current CDC guidelines.