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Dirty Cello

Dirty Cello

Wed -
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From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never hea
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

"Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

"The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist." Good Times Santa Cruz

​"The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn't make sense but somehow does." LA Times
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Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana Torres Kahele

Thu -
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6:30pm Dancers
Miss Aloha Hula Gina Igarashi
Miss Aloha Hula Kehau Enos
Miss Aloha Hula Kelina Eldredge
Miss Aloha Hula Taizha Hughes Kaluhiokalani

9:00pm Dancers
Miss Aloha Hula Ka’ula Kamahele
Miss Aloha Hula TeHani G
6:30pm Dancers
Miss Aloha Hula Gina Igarashi
Miss Aloha Hula Kehau Enos
Miss Aloha Hula Kelina Eldredge
Miss Aloha Hula Taizha Hughes Kaluhiokalani

9:00pm Dancers
Miss Aloha Hula Ka’ula Kamahele
Miss Aloha Hula TeHani Gonzado
Miss Aloha Hula Mahealani Mika Solem
Miss Aloha Hula Kalimakuhilani Suganuma
Miss Aloha Hula Taizha Hughes Kaluhiokalani

Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old. He trained as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho until the age of 13. Once he was discovered to have exceptional musical abilities he was pulled from the hula line and added as a permanent halau musician. Kuana’s photographic musical memory allowed the kumu to compose songs and have them recited later, as needed. It became a Hawaiian Music Boot Camp of sorts, training him in the classics of Hawaiian music and prepping him for what was to come as a professional musician.

In 2011, he released his long awaited solo debut, "Kuanaloa." It won every major award at that year’s Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. He was applauded for his songwriting abilities and contribution to Hawaiian music. His release was a welcome breath of fresh air in both style and content allowing for the creation of new hula from kumu all over the world. Subsequent blockbuster releases included his “Hilo For The Holidays” Christmas release which later won Christmas Album of the Year and 2013’s self-titled, “Kahele.“

April 8, 2014 marked the birth of a six CD series from Kuana Torres Kahele entitled, "Music for the Hawaiian Islands vol. 1 Hawai'i Keawe." Each CD pays tribute to an individual island with original music from Kuana, written specifically for hula. Never before have we seen such an extensive and thorough musical tribute to our islands. His poetry laden lyrics illustrate the beauty of Hawaii while documenting everything from important place names to island winds and specific rains. The legacy left by this collection will continue to prove it’s value for years to come as an inspiration for Hula and as a passionate documentation of all that we love about Hawaii. In 2016, Kuana completed this momentous project, contributing almost 100 new songs for Hula, in honor of Hawaii.

Kuana currently maintains his own Hawaiian Music & Culture School in Japan. He teaches in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with over 200 combined students. He offers courses in voice, haku mele, mele hula, fresh lei making, ukulele and guitar. He is one of the most popular entertainers performing in Hawaii and Japan. He performs and teaches cultural workshops all over the world.
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Nā Wai ʻEhā

Nā Wai ʻEhā

Fri -
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Special guests:
Raiatea Helm at 6:30pm,
Josh Tatofi and Hoʻomanawanui Apo at 9:00pm

"The name, 'Nā Wai ʻEhā,' translates to the 'The Four Waters' which consists of Waikapu, Wailuku, Waiehu and Waiheʻe, o
Special guests:
Raiatea Helm at 6:30pm,
Josh Tatofi and Hoʻomanawanui Apo at 9:00pm

"The name, 'Nā Wai ʻEhā,' translates to the 'The Four Waters' which consists of Waikapu, Wailuku, Waiehu and Waiheʻe, on the beautiful island of Maui. We are fortunate enough to be born and raised in the area of Nā Wai ʻEhā surrounded by these four beautiful waters which inspired us to name our group. Through our music, we hope to share the beauty of Nā Wai ʻEhā as well as perpetuate the love we have for the Hawaiian language and culture through Hawaiian music."

Nā Wai ʻEhā includes two sets of brothers, Kalanikini and Kahikina Juan and Kamalei and Kamaehu Kawaʻa. Together, their goals and objectives are aligned to the Hawaiian values of Aloha ke Akua (love for God), Aloha ʻOhana (love for family) and Aloha ʻĀina (love for and allegiance to this land).
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