Sunday, April 13 | 7:00 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2014 Concert Series
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One of the great traditions in Hawaiian music is the passing on of cultural practices from one generation to the next. This show was originally planned for Dennis Kamakahi and his son David in the group Waipuna, but Dennis has been forced to withdraw from the tour due to his recent cancer diagnosis.
Four-time GRAMMY winner George Kahumoku Jr. has agreed to step in for his long-time friend and perform with Stephen Inglis and Waipuna, so that the concert can go on as scheduled. To honor Kamakahi, who has more than seven hundred compositions to his writing credit, the show will highlight some of his most renowned songs.
Come share aloha with slack-key guitar master George Kahumoku Jr. and the next generation of Hawaiian performers. Multiple award-winning Waipuna members (David Kamakahi, Kale Hannahs, and Mathew Sproat) bring fresh energy and good-humored stage presence to Hawaiian classics and original songs. Sharing the stage with them will be Stephen Inglis who, along with Kamakahi, won the Slack Key Award for their CD, Waimaka Helelei. He was also recently nominated for his solo CD Soul Sound Slack for a 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawai’i's Grammy) as best Slack Key Album of the Year. Waipuna also received 7 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominations for their newest release Napili, including Group of the Year, Favorite Entertainer, Single of the Year, and more.
Also joining this performance will be exquisite hula dancer and budding singer/songwriter Nani Edgar. Well versed in classic hula repertoire, Nani furthers the tradition by performing her mother’s original choreographies of contemporary music. Her captivating hula will add a special touch to this performance at MIM.
What better way to honor Dennis Kamakahi, whose songs have become part of nearly every Hawaiian musician’s repertoire, than with an evening that celebrates and perpetuates Hawaiian music?Back to Concerts