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ARTIST 2 ARTIST with HENRY KAPONO - - HAWAIIAN LEGENDS - HANA HOU

Featuring Keola Beamer and Moanalani Beamer

Saturday, Mar 11 2023, 7:30 PM

McCoy Studio Theater

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents the continuation of the Artist 2 Artist series but with a new Hawai`i Legends Edition with host Henry Kapono performing with artists considered legends in their own right. Tonight the series kicks off with Henry hosting Keola Beamer and also featuring Moanalani Beamer

 
Multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono is back to share the stage with some of Hawai`i’s most diverse, talented and iconic musical legends.  Henry will “jam” and “talk story” one-on-one with each artist, giving the audience insight to the spirit and aspirations of the person/people behind the music.
 
Host Henry Kapono rose to immense popularity with the phenomenon of Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) as half of the duo with Cecilio Rodriguez. They helped forge the sound of ‘70s Island music, with laid-back contemporary rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‛i. Native Hawaiian Kapono is a Grammy-nominated, multiple award-winning singer and songwriter and the winner of 20 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. He was honored with two awards in 2021: peer-voted Best Contemporary Album of the Year and, by public vote, Favorite Entertainer of the Year.



 
 
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 the largest selling recording in the history of Hawaiian music. Keola Beamerʻs well of talent springs from five generations of Hawaiʻi’s most illustrious and beloved musical families. Keola’s mother was a revered Hawaiian cultural treasure, Aunty Nona Beamer. His great-grandmother was one of Hawaiʻi’s most illustrious composers, Helen Desha Beamer. The Beamers trace their roots to royal families of the 14th century and have been cultural practitioners through generations. Today, this multi-award-winning artist, is one of Hawai‛i’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers, and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar. He will be joined by his wife, Moanalani

To learn more about Henry Kapono, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about Keola Beamer, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about Moanalani Beamer, CLICK HERE.
 

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