● First Show - 6:30pm: Taimane & Her Band with special guest Tavana
● Second Show - 9:00pm: Tavana with special guest Taimane
On Wednesday, May 1, Taimane and Tavana join forces to celebrate Lei Day at Blue Note Hawaii. Taimane and her band perform at 6:30pm with special guest Tavana. At 9:00pm, Tavana takes over the stage with his full-scale production featuring his wide-array of stringed instruments (Hawaiian lap steel, acoustic guitar, ukulele and banjo) along with his arsenal of foot pedals (electronic drums). During Tavana’s concert, Taimane will join as special guest. A lei maker will be onsite at both shows with beautiful floral creations of all shapes, colors and styles available for purchase.
Yesterday & Today: May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei, a nearly 100-year old practice that sees residents and visitors across the state make extra effort to share aloha through the giving of flower lei. This year, Blue Note Hawaii adds a new leaf to this long-standing tradition by presenting two separate concerts in one special night by two of Hawaii’s fastest rising stars, Taimane and Tavana. Both artists are Oahu residents (born and raised), of Polynesian descent (hapa Samoan) and recognized for their great virtuosic talents *and* big hearts. The cherry on top comes in the form of the energy that emanates whenever these two come together on stage. Kindred spirits, Taimane and Tavana have a longtime friendship that epitomizes the collaborative, fun-loving spirit of Hawaii’s island culture and fills every room with light.
“Waikiki is a special place for me, the birthplace of my career - busking on the street starting at age 10 and by age 13, performing with Don Ho every week,” shares Taimane. “Stoked to return to my Hawaii musical ‘home’ for Lei Day and excited about jamming some songs with Tavana!”
“Waikiki has a long history with Hawaii music and culture and continues to be a central piece of every up-and-coming artist’s career,” adds Tavana. “It’s the perfect place for a Lei Day concert, and I’m honored to be part of Blue Note Hawaii’s big celebration. Can’t wait to pull out all the stops for this one and turn up the heat with Taimane.”
Join us for a spectacular Lei Day celebration, Wednesday, May 1st!