The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues featuring some of Hawaii’s most iconic musicians and rising young stars. GRAMMY® Award Nominee Henry Kapono opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks story one-on-one with the featured artist, “deconstructing” their career as only one artist to another can do. The show also includes an intimate performance and a jam session with Henry.
Native Hawaiian and GRAMMY® nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. Henry is one of Hawaii’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawaii's top multi-function entertainment companies. He 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 community through music and the arts and by giving with Aloha."
Born in Kalihi and raised in Pearl City, avid sportsman and 2019 Island Music Legacy award winner, Sean Na'auao, is an accomplished musician and vocalist, composer and producer and has won multiple prestigious Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaii's GRAMMYs®) including Island Contemporary Album of the Year for his local anthem, “Fish and Poi.” As a founding member of the hit Hawaii group Mana’o Company, Sean can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a part of his life, from singer/songwriter to producer and record label, Sean has remained firmly rooted in Hawaii's music scene for the last two decades. His repertoire runs from the most contemporary of island music to the heartfelt traditional Hawaiian mele. Recognized for his exceptional vocal ability, Sean made Frank Hewitt’s traditional Hawaiian composition, “Kapilina,” a famous hit.