Maui Arts & Entertainment

Kuana Torres Kahele Headlines September Concert Series

September 13, 2017, 3:27 PM HST
* Updated September 13, 3:29 PM
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Singer and songwriter Kuana Torres Kahele will perform at The Shops at Wailea for a free one-night performance as part of Concerts at the Shops series.

Concerts at The Shops is a free, monthly concert series that is open to the public and features headlining musicians from all the Hawaiian Islands. Photo Courtesy

Kahele will perform on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Fountain Courtyard.

Kuana Torres Kahele comes from a revered lineage of Hawaiian musicians including: Bill Aliiloa Lincoln, Victor Kala and George Holokai. He is the recipient of multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards and credits much of his success to Johnny Lum Ho, renowned Kumu Hula and esteemed composer, who took a young Kahele under his wing in 1991.

Kahele’s musical history also includes connecting with Kehau Tamure to form the multi award-winning “Nā Palapalai,” where they gained critical acclaim for reviving Hawaiian classics in addition to original compositions. Today, Kahele’s original “Ke Anu O Waimea” is the most popular hula song in Japan.

Concerts at The Shops is a free, monthly concert series that is open to the public and features headlining musicians from all the Hawaiian Islands. The event occurs on the third Wednesday of every month.

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The Shops at Wailea continues to give back to the community, supporting a different Maui non-profit each month with 60% of the special event parking fees going back to the non-profit. September’s non-profit recipient is Maui Hui Mālama.

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The Shops’ goal is to enrich the community through exploration and discovery in the arts and music while supporting local businesses and non-profit partners. The four-hour special event parking voucher is available for $5 and can be purchased at the non-profit’s parking table.

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