Mainland peeps! The multi-award winning and always entertaining Kaumakaiwa Kanakaʻole and Shawn Pimental are headed your way for an eleven city tour! There will be music, and hula and ʻukulele workshops. Here’s the info:
May 12 - Phoenix AZ, The Musical Instrument Museum, 7:00 pm
May 13 - Arizona, Hula Workshop organized by Arizona Aloha Festivals 602-697-1824
May 14 - San Lorenzo, CA, House of Hawaiian Music, 7:00 pm
May 15 - Concord, CA, The Cue, 7:00 pm
May 17 - Grass Valley, CA, Center for the Arts, 8:00 pm
Plus 'Ukulele Workshop by Shawn
Pimental, 2:00 pm
May 18 - Auburn, WA, Green River Community College, 7:00 pm
May 19 - San Francisco, CA, Pa'ina Lounge, 7:00 pm
May 22 - Felton, CA, Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 7:30 pm
May 25 - Chicago IL, Old Town School, 8:00 pm Festival of Aloha
Plus two hula workshops, 10 am & 12
May 27 - Port Angeles, WA, Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, 4:30 pm
Note: Iʻve had the pleasure of watching Kaumakaiwa and Shawn perform a number of times, and Iʻve also watched Kaumakaiwa teach hula (I was there to take photos). Itʻs a treat not to be missed!
Shawn Pimental is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning producer and musician. He has produced and toured with many of Hawaiʻi’s top artists, including Nā Palapalai, Na Leo, John Cruz, Jake Shimabukuro, Kaumakaʻiwa Kanakaʻole, and many more. He has opened for national acts such as Janet Jackson, Color Me Badd, Steel Pulse, Maxi Priest, Morgan Heritage, Shaggy, Third World, Hoobastank, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Expose, and more. He owns Koops2 Entertainment (record label) and is co-owner of Studio Ala Moana.