MUSIC DUO HAPA PERFORMS FOR MACCâ€™S HOâ€™ONANEA
(Posted by Wendy OSHER Â© 2009)
The slack-key guitar/vocal team of Barry Flanagan and Nathan Aweau, known together as HAPA, return to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center as part of the Ho’onanea Series.
After sweeping the 1994 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, HAPA has remained at the forefront of Hawaiian music with a fusion of sounds: from strummed ballads to modern acoustic folk/rock, and sweet contemporary mele.
HAPA performs Friday, February 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Castle Theater along with special guests Eric Gilliom, Ernie Cruz Jr., chant by Charles Ka’upu and the hula stylings of Malia Peterson.
Ho`onanea Series pre-show festivities start at 5:30 pm in the courtyard, featuring Hawaiian arts and crafts, hula and music, food and beverage selections.
Tickets for HAPA are $12, $28, and $37 (half price for kids 12 and under), and with a discount available to MACC annual donors. Visit the MACC Box Office or call 242-SHOW (7469) to charge by phone Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. For patron convenience 24 hours a day, purchase tickets online at www.mauiarts.org.
This event is supported in part by Pacific Radio Group’s KPOA 93.5 FM, the National Endowment of the Arts, the County of Maui, and the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts.
(Photo & place holder image courtesy the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Photo by Cristian Dobles, www.cristiandobles.com)