Nā Hōkū Hanohano Winner Halemanu in Concert, Sept. 6
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner Halemanu, along with his band, will perform a concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and there is no opening act. Pre-show entertainment in the courtyard starts at 6 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase.
Halemanu is kanaka maoli, whose “Jazz Infused Rock & Roll with Hawaiian Soul” style of music showcases his spirited vocals accompanied by his use of the ʻukulele, guitar and slack key guitar. Growing up between Hāna and Kahului in a musical ʻohana, combined with advanced education at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, he blends Hawaiian rhythms, culture and storytelling with a contemporary world sound.
According to his concert announcement, Halemanu “will take you on a seat movin’ and feet groovin’ musical ride with catchy melodies and toe tapping rhythms.” He’ll perform original songs from his award winning album, “So The Story Goes,” such as “Carwheelah Ride” and “Ala Kahiko Aʻo Hāna” (aka the Boom Boom Hāna song according to KPOA DJs,) as well as putting his unique spin on classic local and Hawaiian songs such as “Waiulu” and “Pandanus”.
Halemanu and his wife, Lisa, have a long history of supporting the Maui community, and are donating a portion of ticket sales to several social service agencies including: The Maui Farm, Aloha House and Imua Family Services.
Concert prices are $28 for general admission, $43 for VIP (which includes seating in the first three rows and a signed CD) ; $23 for kupuna ages 65+ and students with an ID (plus applicable fees).
Tickets are available via the MACC box office, MauiArts.org or by calling (808) 242-SHOW.