Love Hawaiian music and hula? Live in or near New York City? You won’t want to miss the big “Music of Hawaiʻi” concert at Carnegie Hall on May 30!
MCd by Danny Kaleikini, Hawaiʻi’s official “Ambassador of Aloha”, the concert will feature performances by a variety of popular Hawaiian entertainers including:
Hawaiʻi Music and Nā Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy®) Award winner Maila Gibson
Two-time Grammy® nominees and multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners Hoʻokena (Horace Dudoit III, Chris Kamaka, and Glen Smith), with hula by Nani Dudoit
Long-time “Hawaiʻi Calls” performer and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Nina Keali’iwahamana
The Hiram Olsen Trio, with Hiram (the great rhythm, lead, and slack key guitarist who once played with Jerry Byrd), Hiram’s son Casey Olsen (a steel guitarist who’s consistently in demand by musicians who want him to add his special brand of prowess to their recordings), and Gary Aiko (the eldest son of Auntie Genoa Keawe, a talented singer who has performed all over the world and whose debut solo CD has just been nominated for four Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards)
Roy Sakuma, Hawaiʻi’s foremost ʻukulele teacher and creator of the annual ʻUkulele Festival, now in its 42nd year
Kumu Hula Uncle Ed Collier and his Hālau O Nā Pua Kukui
The Aloha Boys (Glen Hirabayashi, Isaac Ho'opi'i, and Irv Queja) – originally from Oʻahu, Glen, Isaac, and Irv now reside in the Washington, D.C. area. (Watch for them to appear on Pakele Live August 8, when they stop by during a visit home!)
The “Music of Hawaiʻi” concert takes place Thursday, May 30 at 8 PM at Carnegie Hall in the Stern Auditorium (Perelman Stage). Click here for tickets.
Originally from California, Iʻve lived on Oʻahu for a number of years. Music has always been my passion and Iʻm fortunate to be able to work with and support many of Hawaiʻiʻs musicians. For such a tiny speck in the middle of a very large ocean, we have an amazing wealth of talent here!