Thursday, March 4 @ 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 4th features one of Hawaii’s Favorites, GRAMMY® Nominated and 6-time Na Hoku Hano Hano Award Winner, Sistah Robi Kahakalau with opening performance by Kamaka Camarillo. Other special guests include Kala‘a Camarillo and hula by Malia Mahi.
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.
SISTAH ROBI KAHAKALAU
Robi Kahakalau is one of Hawaii's most recognized female voices. She first came into the music scene as the featured female vocalist in the extremely popular group, Hawaiian Style Band, as "Sistah Robi” and quickly became a favorite among Hawai`i’s music industry and fans. She has since had a very successful solo career that has spanned over two decades, with her albums earning her multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards and a nomination for a GRAMMY® Award for a collaboration with fellow Hawaii musician, Sean Na‘auao. Robi's multi-cultural, multi-lingual background is reflected in her musical range from; soft Hawaiian rhythms to funky reggae beats and American pop songs to Polynesian traditional songs with lyrics in English, Hawaiian, and Tahitian. As long as it feels good, as long as it's fun, she sings it in her own special way, and her effervescent personality shines through, thus making her a favorite vocalist who has toured and performed with many of Hawai`i’s music legends. This includes the Iconic Makaha Sons, with whom she was blessed with not one, but two performances at Carnegie Hall. No doubt, “Sistah Robi” has held her spot as one of Hawaii’s most beloved and recognized voices for the past two decades.
Born and raised in Kihei, Maui, Kala’e Camarillo was raised in a family with a history of musicians and music educators; His father, Rama, is credited for starting the Kalama Intermediate ‘Ukulele Band, his Aunt is multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner, Lehua Kalima of Na Leo Pilimehana and his brother is Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Kamaka Camarillo. Kala’e entered the music scene in 2009 with his cousin when they won Tom Moffat's state wide “Band Champ” competition, awarding the duo the opening act for two major groups; The Stylistics and America. Today, after two solo releases, he has received multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award nominations for his 2017 album, “Working Man” and his 2019 "Feel at Home" won the 2020 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Contemporary Acoustic Album of the Year. Kala’e is following in his family’s footsteps as both an award winning musician and music educator at Kapālama Elementary.
Kamaka Camarillo is a native of Kihei, Maui, and born into the impressive line of local music educators and performers. His father, Rama, is credited for starting the Kalama Intermediate ‘Ukulele Band, his Aunt is multi Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner, Lehua Kalima of Na Leo Pilimehana and his brother is Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Kala`e Camarillo. Kamaka has performed at musical venues on O`ahu for the last 8 years and is currently a music teacher at Kaiser High School. His 2018 single with Wikz, “E Pi‘i Mai,” was released in 2018 and garnered multiple nominations for the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and Island Music Awards. A year later, his 2019 debut album “S.O.U.L. Songs of Unexpected Life,” won the 2020 Nā Hōkū Hanohano R&B Album of the Year.
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 our music industry with support, the Henry Kapono Foundation provided over 360 music professionals with Foodland Gift Cards for their families. Now to continue to support Hawaii’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.