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Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole to Perform at Wailuku First Friday

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Wailuku Town and First Hawaiian Bank welcomes five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole along with Shawn Pimental to Wailuku First Friday. The event takes place on November 2, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

With her roots in the hula of the esteemed Kanaka‘ole family of Hawai‘i Island, Kaumakaiwa has been on the stage all her life. As the great-grandchild of Edith Kanaka‘ole (a leader in the Hawaiian renaissance), Kaumakaiwa’s deep understanding of Hawaiian culture has led her to become a highly-esteemed singer, chanter and dancer.

In addition to the five Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards she has received, Kaumakaiwa was also the first Hawaiian performer to appear at the indigenous cultural festival, The Dreaming, in Australia and the first Hawaiian performer to appear at globalFest in New York.

Nevah Too Late will be opening the night with live music on the Maui Thing stage from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kaumakaiwa will be accompanied by award-winning musician, singer and producer, Shawn Pimental, playing on stage from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Wailuku First Friday is a free, family-friendly, street party on Market Street in Wailuku Town. With Market Street closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m., the town lights up with music, food, activities and energy. In addition to the many eclectic, brick-and-mortar businesses, Wailuku comes alive on the first Friday of each month with live music, art, local food vendors and other retail pop-ups and activities.

More information can be found online.


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