Maui Arts & Entertainment

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Kalani Peʻa Returns to Kahilu Theatre

December 28, 2020, 7:00 AM HST
* Updated December 27, 8:20 AM
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Two-time Grammy Award-winning Hawaiian musician Kalani Pe‘a returns to the Kahilu Theatre, streaming live via Kahilu.TV on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at 4 pm.

Kalani Pe‘a is a singer of power, sensitivity and charisma — and and one of the most promising talents in a new generation of Hawaiian musicians. He has won two Grammy Awards for Best Regional Roots Album, one for each of his two CDs releases, and is the only Hawaiian artist to win in this category.

His first CD also won a 2017 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”), making Hawaiian music history as the only album to win both a Grammy and Nā Hōkū.

In 2019, Kalani hit a personal first with his debut appearance at the prestigious Merrie Monarch hula competition, singing two of his original songs for Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela, which took the top honor at the competition.

Born and raised in Panaʻewa, Hilo, Kalani began singing at age 4 to address a childhood stutter. His natural talent was subsequently recognized in singing competitions, and it has brought him to the forefront of Hawaiian music today. As a singer/songwriter, Hawaiian language practitioner, visual artist and educator, Kalani Pe‘a has been praised for Hawaiian language fluency, songwriting skills and commitment to his Hawaiian roots.

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His musical style ranges from traditional chant to contemporary Hawaiian classics, from original compositions and pop songs to R&B. Kalani amazes audiences with his charming and dynamic stage presence.

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Kalani Peʻa Live From Kahilu Theatre is exclusively on Kahilu.TV. Individual tickets for this show, which are good for an entire household, are $19.99 and available at Kahilu.TV. Monthly and annual subscriptions are also available for Kahilu.TV.

This concert is sponsored by Charlie & Lisa Anderson, Jacques & Nancy Baenziger, Fred Dosher & Carol Greenwell, David Kirk & Caroline Landry, Lee & Betty Meyerson and Dan & Diane Miller.

Kahilu.TV is a new, subscription–based platform that brings the best of Hawaiʻi’s music and culture to your home or anywhere in the world that you want to watch. It features live streaming pay–per–view events, recorded on–demand content, and exclusive subscriber content as well as free videos. More information is available at Kahilu.TV.

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