Formed in 1993, the Maunalua released their first album (Maunalua) in 2000 - and promptly won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award (the Hawaiian Grammy®) for “Hawaiian Album of the Year.” Their second album (Kuleana), released in 2003, brought Nā Hōkū awards for both Group and Favorite Entertainer of the Year. Their third album (Hoʻokanaka) was released in 2007 and won yet another Nā Hōkū Award (Group of the Year). They are currently recording their fourth album...
All strong vocalists, the group is known for its tight harmonies accentuated by Moderow’s falsetto and prowess with slack key guitar. Long a favorite with audiences all over Hawaiʻi, as well as a number of foreign countries and the continental U.S., their always-entertaining performances range from fun, high energy songs to sweet and soulful ballads, interspersed with banter between the three group members and with the audience. Whether performing for hundreds at inauguration festivities for the newly-elected President Obama in 2009, or for a few dozen people at a backyard paʻina (party), Maunalua never disappoints!
There is no cover charge for the Santa Cruz show, but a $15 donation is requested. (Go early for best seating!)
Tickets for the Concord show are $20 and available through Landeza Presents at (510) 423-3051.