Archive for "January, 2020"

BEAT-LELE, An Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles

Kauai

January 31, 2020:
BEAT-LELE, An Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles. If you love the Beatles, you will love BEAT-LELE, an Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles. This band plays all Beatles songs with ukuleles and a cajon, a percussion instrument. Their talented voices and harmony will take you down memory lane when you listen to many of the hits of the Beatles. BEAT-LELE has performed at the Koloa Festival, Blue Note in Waikiki and Napa, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the Cavern Club in Liverpool England, Roy Sakuma’s Annual Ukulele Festival at Kapiolani Park, the Palace Theater in Hilo, the Sophia Tsakopoulos Theatre in Sacramento and many more venues. Buy your $25 tickets plus applicable fees at Eventbrite.com Aloha and see you at this great concert.These gentlemen will blow your mind!

Kona Choral Society “Peace Like a River” concert

Big Island

January 31, 2020:
Kona Choral Society “Peace Like a River” concert. In celebration of Black History Month, the Kona Choral Society presents the fourth annual “Peace Like a River: A Celebration of African-American Gospel and Spirituals.” The concert takes place at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kailua Kona on Friday, January 31, 7:00-8:30pm. The concert features soloists Binti Bailey and Dan Garrett, conductor and KCS artistic director Susan McCreary Duprey, accompanist Gloria Juan, percussionist Sharon Cannon, and includes an audience sing-along. Admission is by donation and no tickets are required. A freewill offering will be taken to offset the costs of the performance. Find out more at: konachoralsociety.org.

Hanalei Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Kauai

January 28, 2020:
Hanalei Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert. Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% “Excellent, Highlight of our trip!”.
This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.
The Princeville community center is easy to find at 4334 Emmalani Drive in Princeville, Kauai. Turning into Princeville community, take the roundabout around and turn right on Emmalani Drive. The center is the first on your right and is located right next to Prince Albert Park. The concert is held in the Aloha Room.
Tickets and information at www.mcmasterslackkey.com or call (808) 826-1469
Accessible and Family Friendly Facility: This facility is accessible to all ages and abilities and is family friendly with nice grassy area, playground, and park for parents to take restless children during the concert and intermission. Birds in the trees around the center contribute to sweet slack key serenade and tradewinds flow through the windows and doors around the center.

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – “Hula, Mele & Moolelo” featuring the Papakolea Serenaders

Kauai

January 27, 2020:
E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – “Hula, Mele & Moolelo” featuring the Papakolea Serenaders. “Hula, Mele & Moolelo” — continues its 37th season on Monday, January 27, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with an evening of old-style Hawaiian mele and exciting insights into the anatomy of contemporary music. “Papakolea Serenaders” hail from the heart of Honolulu featuring Puka Asing, Taneesha Asing, Cory Mau and Jonah Solatorio. They are joined by Kauai’s own steel guitarist Edward Punua.
All EKK gigs are held in the Jasmine Ballroom of the Kauai Beach Resort from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A suggested donation in the calabash of $10 -$15 treats you to an unforgettable evening of aloha from the heart.
A no-host bar and food concession in the ballroom operates throughout the event. All EKK events are open to the public.
If you have a disability and need assistance please email Carol Yotsuda at giac05@icloud.com.
The E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 Hawaiian Music Program is funded in part by Hawaii Tourism’s through the Community Enrichment program, supported by the County of Kauai Office of Economic Development, the Kauai Beach Resort, and the Garden Island Arts Council and EKK supporters.

SKEA Art Exhibition

Big Island

January 26, 2020:
SKEA Art Exhibition. The public is invited to join SOKO artists at the Society for Kona’s Education and Arts annual membership meeting for great food, live music, hula, and to connect with the artists. A variety of art, including painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, mosaics, home decor accessories, and more, will be available for purchase. Sunday, January 26, from 2 – 5 p.m. at SKEA, 84-5191 Mamalahoa Hwy., Honaunau, between the 106 and 105 mile marker. sokoartists.com

KPO Presents Innocent Beginnings

Big Island

January 26, 2020:
KPO Presents Innocent Beginnings. The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra (KPO) continues its 2019-20 MasterWorks Concert Season with Innocent Beginnings at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 2:00 PM. The concert features performances by the winners of KPO’s annual Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition. This year’s winners-Miro Hu, Sevastyan Swan, Alexander Canicosa-Miles-will be accompanied by the full Orchestra and perform their competition winning solos.
Innocent Beginnings program:
Beethoven – Overture to Fidelio, op. 72c
Kabalevsky – Concerto in G Minor for Cello, op. 49, mvt. I
Vivaldi – Spring, op. 8, no. 1 Elgar – Concerto in E Minor for Cello, op. 85
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, op. 13, Winter Daydreams
Tickets for Innocent Beginnings are $54 / $44 / $32 / $20 and may be purchased online at kamuelaphil.org, or through the Kahilu Theatre Box Office by calling 808.885.6868, or visiting in person at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, Tuesday–Friday, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra’s presentation of Innocent Beginnings is made possible with support by The Dorrance Family Foundation.

Great Whale Count – Month of January

Maui

January 25, 2020 – March 28, 2020:
Great Whale Count – Month of January. The annual Great Whale Count brings volunteers together to count whales from 12 survey sites along the shoreline of Maui as part of a long-term survey of humpback whales in Hawaii. This event provides the PWF Research department with a snapshot of trends in relative abundance of whales and is one of the world’s longest-running citizen scientist projects, also offering a chance to spend time at a favorite spot or to explore a new part of the island. Upcoming dates are Saturday, Jan 25, 2019, Saturday, Feb 29, 2019, and Saturday, March 28, 2019. Register and purchase the Great Whale Count commemorative shirt at mauiwhalefestival.org/greatwhalecount.

Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi

Maui

January 24, 2020:
Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi Presented by Blues Bear Hawaii. Guitarist Stanley Jordan uses two hands to play each note in an advanced form of tapping that allows him to play melody and chords simultaneously. A four-time Grammy nominee, Jordan has performed at many jazz events, including Kool Jazz Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, and the Montreux International Jazz Festival. Come experience the touch technique of a master! The world-renowned guitarist presents a new live show called “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi.” This is a tribute show—but it’s not pure imitation. As Jordan explains it, “This is my fantasy Jimi Hendrix concert if Jimi were still alive and playing today. By re-imagining his music and channeling his persona, I try to bring that fantasy to life.” The performance on January 24 will be a trio format, with Gary Kelly, a renowned bassist, and Kenwood Dennard, a percussion professor at the Berklee College of Music. Videos: Stanley Plays Jimi (Demo)“Stanley Plays Jimi” – Jam / VoodooChild at FTC Music Hall  Tickets: $35, $45, $55, $65 (plus applicable fees)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Maui

January 23, 2020:
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The program will include “1st Flash,” “Where We Left Off,” and “Silent Ghost” Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre through its deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent. This has resulted in a catalogue of adventurous repertoire and a European sensibility glossed with American ebullience. Tickets: $35, $50, $65 (plus applicable fees); Half-price for children 3-12 years and 10% discount for MACC Members

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert – Sweet Hawaii Dreams

Kauai

January 21, 2020:
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Concert – Sweet Hawaii Dreams. Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% “Excellent, Highlight of our trip!”.
This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.
The Princeville community center is easy to find at 4334 Emmalani Drive in Princeville, Kauai. Turning into Princeville community, take the roundabout around and turn right on Emmalani Drive. The center is the first on your right and is located right next to Prince Albert Park. The concert is held in the Aloha Room.
Tickets and information at www.mcmasterslackkey.com or call (808) 826-1469
Accessible and Family Friendly Facility: This facility is accessible to all ages and abilities and is family friendly with nice grassy area, playground, and park for parents to take restless children during the concert and intermission. Birds in the trees around the center contribute to sweet slack key serenade and tradewinds flow through the windows and doors around the center.