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Nā Palapalai

Nā Palapalai

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We are going on almost 25 years of Nā Palapalai - it’s talented members and it’s uniquely Hawai'i Island sound. We started in the early 90’s backing up Akoni as da Palapalai Patch, singing our hearts out to Moku O Keaw
We are going on almost 25 years of Nā Palapalai - it’s talented members and it’s uniquely Hawai'i Island sound. We started in the early 90’s backing up Akoni as da Palapalai Patch, singing our hearts out to Moku O Keawe songs from he and his Tutu, Ida Kahele. Later, as Kuana, Kehau and Wailau we became full-fledged "ferns," Nā Palapalai. Hilo’s own. We were determined to hit it big and started with every seedy bar, backyard pa'ina, Tuesday fundraiser and funeral we could get our hands on.

Kuana Torres Kahele, Keao Costa and Kehau Tamure. Not until 2018 did fate bring the core group back together: Kuana Torres Kahele, Keao Costa and Kehau Tamure.

2019 brings us to our newest release, "Back to the Patch." It is a tribute to our fans and friends who have become a Hawaiian music army worldwide. Your unwavering support humbles us every day.

We dedicate this to all the hula dancers around the world. Mahalo for the Aloha from countries and cultures we could have never dreamed of reaching. It is for you that we sing.
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Ho'okena Holidays

Ho'okena Holidays

Sun -
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Original Ho’okena is:
Manu Boyd
William Aarona
Chris Kamaka
Glen Smith
Horace Dudoit

Featuring Special Guest Keali'i Reichel

Since forming in 1986, Ho'okena has been synonymous with classic Hawaiian music. Having r
Original Ho’okena is:
Manu Boyd
William Aarona
Chris Kamaka
Glen Smith
Horace Dudoit

Featuring Special Guest Keali'i Reichel

Since forming in 1986, Ho'okena has been synonymous with classic Hawaiian music. Having released 12 albums, the group has won four Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and earned three GRAMMY® nominations. Their most recent nomination was for “Ho’okena 3.0,” released in May 2017, for the “Best Regional Roots Album” category.

The group has been not only recognized for their excellence in recording, composing and creating Hawaiian contemporary music, but for traveling the world to share harmonious music, authentic hula and to promote Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage.

Whether they are playing for thousands of concertgoers at Carnegie Hall or a small, intimate gathering, Ho'okena’s love of Hawaiian music resonates throughout any venue.
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Azure McCall and Tennyson Stephens

Azure McCall and Tennyson Stephens

Mon -
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Jazz vocalist Miss Azure McCall and pianist Tennyson Stephens return to Blue Note Hawaii with for their Holiday Jazz Concert playing familiar holiday tunes and jazz standards. This night will also be featuring The Jive Sister
Jazz vocalist Miss Azure McCall and pianist Tennyson Stephens return to Blue Note Hawaii with for their Holiday Jazz Concert playing familiar holiday tunes and jazz standards. This night will also be featuring The Jive Sisters' first performance in over 10 years! Similar to the close harmony swing of the ‘40s and ‘60s, the Nā Hōkū nominated Jive Sisters will have you tapping your feet and snapping your fingers as they riff through the works of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and, their closest resemblance, The Andrew Sisters.

The Jive Sisters are:
Azure McCall is a two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winner for Jazz Album of the year. Hawaii's First Lady of Jazz is heir to the vocal tradition of Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald. She has performed many shows, as well as touring Las Vegas with the Jive Sisters. Between touring, she teaches jazz vocals at the California Jazz Conservatory and the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music.

Shari Lynn is an award-winning singer, actor, writer, producer and educator who continues to appear in theatres, concert halls and showrooms in Hawaii and on the mainland. She is a champion of the Great American Songbook and has been lauded for her original Gershwin and Porter shows.

Annie Renick is a multi-genre vocalist, having performed jazz with the Jive Sisters, musical theatre roles on virtually all of Honolulu’s stages and light opera with the Operettists and the Singers of Hawaii.
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