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Henry Kapono & Maunalua

Henry Kapono & Maunalua

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LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Tuesday, March 16 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

Presen
LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Tuesday, March 16 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

Presented with support from Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and Hawaiian 105

This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform. March 16th features Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning group Maunalua with opening performance by Kamakakēhau Fernandez.

ABOUT HENRY KAPONO'S ARTIST 2 ARTIST SERIES
The launch of this new format will continue to feature multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono, who will introduce a new opening segment that will spotlight many of Hawai`i’s diverse and talented musical entertainers, followed by some of Hawai`i’s most iconic musicians. Henry will “jam” and “talk story” one-on-one with each artist, “deconstructing” their career (as only one artist to another can do) to give the audience insight to the spirit and aspirations of the person/people behind the music.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
MAUNALUA
Formed in 1993, Maunalua consists of the talented Bobby Moderow, Jr., Kahi Kaonohi, and Richard Gideon. With the release of their first album in 2000, “Maunalua,” they were immediately recognized for their tight harmonies that are accentuated by Moderow’s falsetto and prowess with slack key guitar. The release promptly won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Hawaiian Album of the Year. Since then, and four releases later, the group has gained multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, including highly notable Group of the Year and Favorite Entertainer of the Year (an award won by votes from the public). Maunalua is certainly a favorite with audiences in Hawaiʻi, the continental U.S., and internationally. They are known for their exuberant, entertaining performances that are animated, energetic, and cheerful, ranging from fun, high energy songs to sweet, soulful ballads, interspersed with banter between the three group members and the audience. Maunalua is a highly sought after act that never disappoints.

KAMAKAKĒHAU FERNANDEZ
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, a 6-week old African American infant was adopted and brought to the shores of Maui, Hawaiʻi. It is here that his new family and home shaped Kamakakēhau (Kamaka) Fernandez into one of Hawaiʻi’s refreshing talents. Kamaka’s education played a huge part in his love and appreciation for Hawaiian culture and music and now shares this as an educator teaching Hawaiian language, ’Ukulele and many other skills to do with Hawai’i’s culture in effort to keep Hawai’i’s language alive and thriving. A fluent speaker of the Hawaiian language he provided voiceover work for the Hawaiian language version for Disney’s feature film “Moana”, has won several local music competitions, and his debut solo album "Wahi Mahalo" won the 2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Music Award for EP Album of the year. Kamaka is recognized for having a Hawaiian heart and soul and has great respect for his Hawaiian upbringing, as well as his African American roots.

ABOUT HENRY KAPONO
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."

HENRY KAPONO FOUNDATION
In an effort to provide Hawai`i artists with support, the Henry Kapono Foundation provided over 360 music professionals with Foodland Gift Cards for their families. Now to continue to support Hawai`i’s music industry and offer entertainers what they have asked for the most; Kapono Inc., in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation, are helping to get artists back to work and back on stage! Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series is committed to doing just that. Showcasing these talented musicians will undoubtedly deliver an entertaining and fun filled night for the audience, while providing the entertainers meaningful income and the spotlight for them to shine.
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Ron Artis II & The Truth

Ron Artis II & The Truth

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To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his family upbringing and incredible early success, you may even say it has been pre-ordained. So how does one of the great m
To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his family upbringing and incredible early success, you may even say it has been pre-ordained. So how does one of the great musical talents of his generation come seemingly out of nowhere? Well, that part of the mystery is easy to solve. He’s been paradise’s best kept secret for years and now he’s finally making big waves on the mainland and beyond.

Ron moved to Oahu, Hawaii with his family when he was only four years old. And what a prodigious family it is! He is one of eleven total children, all of whom grew up immersed in a creative and religious household led by his musically gifted parents. Ron explains “My mother is a beautiful singer and my biggest influence on my approach to singing. My father was always the performer, the writer and arranger.”

While developing his multi-instrumental prowess playing in the Artis Family Band, Ron quickly took to piano and guitar as his main modes of expression. His mastery of both—in addition to numerous other instruments—quickly made evident that he was special. As he got older and played more around Oahu, others quickly recognized his gifts as well. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and many others recognized the incredible talent that was taking root on their isolated island paradise. Ron has gone on to play with all of them and more across Hawaii’s most prestigious venues with his own band that he put together (featuring brother Stevon on drums) aptly called, "The Truth."

Those opportunities led to more exposure to artists from the mainland who, while they were touring the islands, all immediately recognized the unique talent they were witnessing. Booker T Jones, Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and G Love all invited (and in some cases demanded) Ron to collaborate and encouraged him to share his music with the broader world. This support aligned perfectly with Ron's vision for his music: "To me, music is about giving. When I'm performing, I let go of everything. I look out into an audience and feel: 'What do they need right now?' We as artists have been given a gift and gifts are meant to be shared."

Which catches us back up to today. Ron has played sell out shows from coast to coast with his long list of collaborators and more. His debut full length album “Soul Street” dropped in early April, 2020 and has already garnered wide critical praise. The album crystallizes the full range of Ron’s influences—deep Delta Blues and Gospel, plus Northern Soul and R&B, alongside in-depth and personal lyrics—into a tight collection of fresh yet familiar songs that are at once urgent and timeless.

It is becoming readily apparent that the rest of the world will be finding out soon enough about this incredible talent from the remote island in the middle of the Pacific. So get ready for the tidal wave of heart and soul music that is Ron Artis II & The Truth as they come to a city near you!
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Henry Kapono: A Tribute to Iz

Henry Kapono: A Tribute to Iz

Thu -
SET TIME:

LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Thursday, March 25 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

Presente
LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Thursday, March 25 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

Presented with support from Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and Hawaiian 105.

This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform.

March 25th brings us a special tribute show to the one and only Israel Kamakawiwo`ole.

ABOUT HENRY KAPONO'S ARTIST 2 ARTIST SERIES
The launch of this new format will continue to feature multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono, who will introduce a new opening segment that will spotlight many of Hawai`i’s diverse and talented musical entertainers, followed by some of Hawai`i’s most iconic musicians. Henry will “jam” and “talk story” one-on-one with each artist, “deconstructing” their career (as only one artist to another can do) to give the audience insight to the spirit and aspirations of the person/people behind the music.

ABOUT ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO`OLE
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole also known as Bruddah IZ or simply IZ, is a world renowned Hawaiian singer & lyricist. He achieved commercial success outside Hawaii when his album, "Facing Future" was released in 1993, reaching Platinum Status selling over 1 million copies and has been recorded as the best-selling Hawaiian album of all time. His medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" has been released on 4 of his albums since, and subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and television commercials. Now, almost 24 years after his passing, the music of Bruddah IZ remains on world charts and in the hearts of Hawaii's people and fans around the world. Along with his velvety smooth voice, distinctive ukulele playing and the incorporation of other genres, such as jazz and reggae, Kamakawiwoʻole’s music remains influential in Hawaiian music. During this special performance, Henry and special guests pay tribute to the music of this talented musician and share personal stories & anecdotes of the man they are proud to call Friend, Bruddah IZ.

ABOUT HENRY KAPONO
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."

HENRY KAPONO FOUNDATION
In an effort to provide Hawai`i artists with support, the Henry Kapono Foundation provided over 360 music professionals with Foodland Gift Cards for their families. Now to continue to support Hawai`i’s music industry and offer entertainers what they have asked for the most; Kapono Inc., in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation, are helping to get artists back to work and back on stage! Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series is committed to doing just that. Showcasing these talented musicians will undoubtedly deliver an entertaining and fun filled night for the audience, while providing the entertainers meaningful income and the spotlight for them to shine.
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