Friday, February 9, 2018
Doors 5:30 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $18 (fees included)
Upper Balcony $18
Main Floor $54
Often encapsulated as the “Sound of Maui,” or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii,” the music and sound of the group HAPA evokes a place that many people have referred to as heavenly. The sound? Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, history and mythology. Add a dose of American Folk-Rock and you have what has been described, as “the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows.” (Maui Times)
The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song) and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso Guitar performances. “Masterful” is how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills describes the groups Guitar skills.
Opening Act: Lehua Nani-Kalima from Na Leo Pilimehana with Shawn Pimental and Hula Dancer Pono Fernandez
One third of the group Na Leo Pilimehana since 1984, Lehua Kalima has been performing for over 30 years. With her roots in Hawaiian music and her passion in folk and pop, Kalima has penned and recorded over 35 songs both with Na Leo Pilimehana and as a solo artist. A recipient of over 20 Na Hoku Hanohano awards with Na Leo, Kalima has also won an umprecedented 3 individual awards as a songwriter for Songs of the Year and the Hoku for Contemporary Album of the for her solo album 'Rising in Love' released in 2011. She has also recorded with such Hawaii notables as Kealii Reichel, Willie K, HAPA and many more. She continues to perform today with Na Leo Pilimehana and also with Shawn Pimental as a duo.
Shawn Kekoa Pimental is a 5-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and Grammy Nominated Music Producer and Artist. He has produced records for Kealii Reichel, Lehua Kalima, Na Palapalai, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, Na Leo Pilimehana, Kainani Kahaunaele, Justin Young, Chad Takatsugi, Three Plus, Rebel Souljahz and many more. Shawn has also composed and produced music for Mike Post, Disney and other Award-Winning shows. He has also toured the world as a Musical Director and Band Member for many other artists, sharing the stage with Janet Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse, America and Jack Johnson. Shawn has worked with just about every well known Musician and Award Winning Kumu Hula in Hawaiʻi. He has produced shows for many venues, corporate events, concerts and cruise ships. Shawn also owns the award winning record label KOOPS2 Entertainment and co-owns Studio Ala Moana.
Brian and Debbie Buskirk, Lighthouse Wealth Strategies