ARTIST 2 ARTIST - HENRY KAPONO & KALA'E + KALENA
Special Guest Maui Artist PAT SIMMONS JR.
Friday, Apr 26 2024, 7:30 PM
McCoy Studio Theater
The MACC will be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank during this event. We ask that our patrons bring needed items for those impacted by the wildfires. Donation bins will be located near the MACC's main entry gates.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents the continuation of the Artist 2 Artist series with host Henry Kapono performing with special guest artists. Tonight the series features Kala'e + Kalena
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. Today he is one of Hawai‘i’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawai`i's top multi-function entertainment companies. Kapono is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors, recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to "Support the music and arts community and by giving with Aloha.” Native Hawaiian Kapono is a Grammy-nominated, multiple award-winning singer and songwriter and the winner of 21 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai‛i’s “Grammy's") including Best Contemporary Album of the Year and, by public vote, Favorite Entertainer of the Year.
This dynamic husband-and-wife duo, unites Kala'e Parish, a multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning Hawaiian country artist, with Kalena, a former Kapena group keyboardist and vocalist, also a multi-award winner. Together since 2018, they've captivated audiences worldwide. Kala'e Parish is currently promoting the release and tour of his brand new album "Where I'm Going" and the duo is also gearing up for an EP drop by the end of 2024.
Pat Simmons Jr. has gathered a colorful and diverse musical repertoire surrounded by rock & roll legends his entire life. With an upbringing rooted on the family’s farm in rural windward Maui, it’s obvious where Pat’s humble attitude and relaxed sound comes from. The country lifestyle of a local farmer, surfer and father of three jungle kids is among his most impactful influence. At the 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, Simmons Jr. was nominated for Most Promising New Artist along with his first studio recording “THIS MOUNTAIN”, nominated for EP of the Year.