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KA HUAKA’IHELE “The Journey “

Kumu Hula Kamaka Kukona Celebrating 20 Years

Saturday, Feb 25 2023, 6:30 PM

Castle Theater

Grammy nominee and multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner, Kumu Hula Kamaka Kukona has reached a milestone in his hula career - 20 years of teaching hula. 

Born on Maui, this musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer, kumu hula and educator earned the Male Vocalist of the Year and Most Promising Artist awards at the 2014 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.  Kukona is one of only six Hawaiian musicians to be awarded both awards on a debut music album – Hanu `A’ala.  The success of this album also earned a nomination in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Regional Roots Music Album.  At the time, Kukona was the only Hawaiian music artist nominated for this category.  He also went on to be awarded the Male Vocalist of the Year award at the 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.  Enjoy a beautiful evening helping him celebrate this momentous occasion along with the students of Hālau o ka Hanu Lehua and several special guest artists including luminaries Kalani Pe’a & Amy Hanaiali`i.


Arrive early and enjoy pre-show entertainment by Ei Nei along with food and beverages that will be available for purchase.  Service begins at 5:00 pm.