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.