Maui Arts & Entertainment

‘Moonlight Series’ to Showcase Hawaiian, World Music

September 13, 2011, 4:37 PM HST
* Updated September 13, 4:44 PM
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By Madeline M. Ziecker

Photo courtesy of the MACC.

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced its new Moonlight Concert Series to be held  in the Yokouchi Pavilion.

The Moonlight Series will feature select Hawaiian and World music performers over the coming months. Makana, a slack-key guitarist and singer originally known as The Ki Ho’alu Kid, will headline the series on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Makana is well known for his impressive musical range which weaves elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz and traditional Hawaiian musical styles.

Maui girl Lily Meola, 17, will open for Makana, with whom she has graced the stage before. Meola keeps her tone in the versatile scape of jazz, but her voice is one that can span several styles effortlessly. It should be a bonus to see her continue to develop her imprint and share her talent on the Maui stage.

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Food and drinks will be available during the performance, all conducted under the new glass-covered Yokouchi Pavilion, which can comfortably house audiences up to 700.

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Anticipated Moonlight Series concerts after Makana include Joan Soriano on October 6, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on November 2 , Maceo Parker on January 14, HAPA  January 20 and Raul Midon March 29.

Tickets to see Makana are $30 standard seating and $45 premium seating (plus applicable fees). Lily Meola will open. For tickets, call the MACC Box Office at (808)242-7469 or go online at MauiArts.org.

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