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Kaumakaiwa & Kekuhi Kanakaole & Ohana concerts (Sept. 19-21)

Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole

Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole

MEDIA RELEASE

Kaumakaiwa and Kekuhi Kanakaole are both multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winners and are both respected educators in Hawaiian cultural practice and hula.

Joining them both for this intimate mother-son concert will be other members of the renowned Hilo-based ohana.

The concerts are 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at The Palace Theatre in Hilo; 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Aloha Theatre in Keanaliu, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

Kaumakaiwa is a remarkable and riveting performer, who has developed into a phenomenal world music artist with an inventive talent that shines brightly, and a magnetic stage presence that is at once impressive, kolohe and entertaining.

Kekuhi is equally charismatic on stage, possessing what one early reviewer described as “a certain ancient elegance.”

Both performers are recognized as voices and leaders of the new Hawaiian generations since the “Renaissance” of the ‘60s and 70s. Edith Kanakaole was most certainly a leader in that renaissance, and her grand-daughter and great-grandson carry on her legacy and values.

Kaumakaiwa and Kekuhi are currently pursuing a studio recording project as a “duo”, with a projected digital release at end of October, and street product release before Christmas. These performances will give a flavor of that new CD – and will redefine contemporary Hawaiian music, demonstrating what it means to be Hawaiian today.

* Palace Theatre

Advance tickets are $35 general and $25 for seniors or students. Day of event tickets will be $45 for all. Tickets from www.brownpapertickets.com, call 934-7010 or stop at the Palace Box Office. Doors and box office open at 6 p.m. on day of concert.

* Aloha Theatre

Advance tickets are $35 general and $25 for seniors or students. Day of event tickets will be $45 for all. Tickets from apachawaii.org, and Kiernan Music. Doors and box office open at 6 p.m. on day.

* Kahilu Theatre

Tickets range from $20, $35, $45 to $65, with discounts of up to 15 percent for members of the Kahilu Theatre. Memberships and tickets from www.kahilutheatre.org or call 885-6868, or stop at the Kahilu Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. on day of concert.

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