ARTIST 2 ARTIST WITH HENRY KAPONO -- HAWAIIAN LEGENDS - HANA HOU
Featuring Brother Noland
Friday, May 12 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 features Brother Noland.
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.
Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music and is widely considered as the “Father of Jawaiian Music.” Fluid in both Slack Key and standard guitar tunings, Brother Noland goes wherever the music carries him. “As far back as I can remember,” Noland says, “I was always surrounded by the beautiful sounds of Hawaiian music.” Brother Noland is popular for his unique interpretations (or “Nolandization”) of songs yet remains respectful of traditional Hawaiian music and culture. Born and raised in Kalihi Palama on the island of O’ahu, Brother Noland is most famous for his original song “Coconut Girl,” which birthed the “Jawaiian” contemporary style (fusion of Hawaiian & Reggae) music.