ARTIST 2 ARTIST - HENRY KAPONO & JERRY SANTOS
Special Guest Maui Artist JOSH KAHULA
Friday, May 17 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 Jerry Santos.
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.
Jerry Santos began his legacy in 1973 with the Hawaiian musical group Olomana and has maintained an influential presence on the Hawai`i music scene. Born and raised on the windward side of O‘ahu and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Santos established himself early on as one of Hawai‘i’s most prolific songwriters. As a founding member and lead singer of the legendary group, Olomana, Santos helped create a unique and easily recognizable musical style, blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms. Jerry has performed worldwide, and the Hawai‘i musical community has recognized his work with numerous Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including the prestigious Moe Keale “Aloha Is” award for his charitable work in the community. He is the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Hawai`i Academy of Recording Arts and was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. Whether performing as a soloist or with his group Olomana, Jerry Santos remains firmly rooted as one of Hawaii’s most beloved and iconic recording artists who generates music from the heart with Aloha!
Josh Kahula was born and raised in Maui, where he currently lives with his wife and kids in Lahaina, Maui. Although the Maui fires have devastated their home town, there’s hope that it will rise again from the ashes. After the recent wild fires in Lahaina, Joshua helped to co-write the song ‘E Ola Maui’ for Maui. This song gives hope that one day Lahaina will rebuild back to a beautiful place. The proceeds of E Ola Maui are donated to help benefit the residents of Maui. One of Joshua’s main goals is to share that ALOHA STATE OF MIND in his life and music. A versatile entertainer, Joshua performs solo and is a founding member of Maui bands: Hoˈomau, NuffSedd, Pono, and Kahalawai. He has also played music with some of Hawaiˈi’s elite performers like Kealii REICHEL, Kalani Pe’a, Napua Greig and Fiji. His most memorable moment was sharing the stage with PRINCE, HUEY LEWIS & the NEWS and the WAILERS.