By Wendy Osher
Malani, the 2010 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Female Vocalist of the Year, is the featured performer for a new series being launched today at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College, school officials announced.
The Waikahe Series, hosted by UHMC’s Institute of Hawaiian Music, features public presentations and performances of well-known Hawai‘i music artists.
A press release announcing the event notes that Malani will talk about her life in music and career development, and perform selections from her musical repertoire during tonight’s performance.
Malani, who records under the Mountain Apple Company label, released her third solo CD Manawa, this year.
She previously recorded as part of the successful female duo Keahiwai, and later performed as a member of the group Mighty J. before going solo.
Tonight’s event begins at 6 p.m. at the student lounge, located on the second floor of the Pilina Building at UHMC.
Both students and the general public are invited to attend. University officials say the event is free, but note that seating is limited.
***Supporting information courtesy UHMC.