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Color Festival Adds Maui’s Anuhea Jenkins to Line Up

March 6, 2019, 12:24 PM HST · Updated March 6, 12:24 PM
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Maui singer/songwriter/musician Anuhea Jenkins. Photo courtesy: Imua Family Services.

Imua Family Services today announced the addition of local Maui singer/songwriter/musician Anuhea Jenkins to this year’s Color Festival Hawaiʻi entertainment lineup.

The event takes place on Saturday April 13, 2019, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Anuhea, who grew up in Makawao and is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, released her first album in 2009.  The two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winning artist has released four albums to date and has toured with Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley and Taj Mahal to name a few.   Anuhea will bring a mix of Pop, R&B and Reggae music festival at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Nashville native, singer/songwriter and music recording artist, Rayland Baxter. Press photo courtesy Imua Family Services.

Headlining this year’s event is Nashville native, singer/songwriter and music recording artist, Rayland Baxter.  Baxter‘s latest album, Wide Awake, was released with a tremendous splash by ATO Records, with his lead single, “Casanova” being named the #1 most added song on Triple A and American Radio.

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Relix Magazine referred to the release as “modern American rock music at its finest,” and had songs spotlighted by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR Music and GQ, which named, “Casanova” one of their “Songs of the Summer.”  Rayland’s cutting edge musical style will keep festival goers dancing, leading up to the climatic throwing of colors.

Also appearing at this year’s Color Festival Hawaiʻi are Maui’s, The Yum Yum Beast and DJ Boomshot as well as a variety of cultural performances, featuring Maui Taiko, Te Tiare Patitifa Tahitian Dancers and the Island of Maui Pipe Band.  The family-friendly friend-raiser music festival includes food trucks, vendors and activities for kids.

Tickets are now available from the MACC Box Office.  Admission for adults is $20 pre-sale, $25 day of; children 6 to 16 is $15; and children ages 5 and under get in free. Powdered colors are available for purchase inside the venue. Colors are made of cornstarch with FDA-approved food dye. No outside colors are permitted. Most participants wear pure white clothing that is then colored by the throwing of colors.  Festival goers may also purchase an official event shirt to create a souvenir.

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Imua Family Services is partnered with sponsors including Alaska Airlines, SongDivision, Da Jam 9.83, Yelp and Maui Now.

The Color Festival Hawaiʻi is a colorful event that features energetic, non-stop live performances. Color Festivals around the world have come to symbolize a fresh start and celebrates the coming of spring. The message behind the Color Festival Hawaiʻi is “inclusion.”

Imua Family Services began in 1947 providing services to children with Polio in the Territory of Hawaiʻi. Today, 71 years later, Imua is still making significant progress working with families and children together with a broad scope of child development programs including: Infant Child and Development Programs, Early Childhood Development Program, Imua Autism Services, Imua Inclusion Preschool, Camp Imua and Dream Imua.

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