Friday, February 22 | 7:30 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2013 Concert Series
sponsored in part by:
“The vocals and slack-key wizardry of George Kahumoku . . . is as cleansing as a Sunday drive through God’s country.”—The Honolulu Advertiser
“George Kahumoku, Jr. is a master with the acoustic guitar. His music is played from his heart and soul through the very tips of his fingers, and flows with vivid tropical images.” —amzmusiczine.com
“Every performance is the essence of aloha.”—Jamie O’Brien, PopMatters
Winning his fourth GRAMMY this year, George Kahumoku Jr., on slack-key guitar and vocals, brings together masters from his award-winning albums for an evening of down-home Hawaiian music. He’ll be joined by fifth-generation slack-key player Keoki Kahumoku and Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I, on ukulele and vocals, who is an NEA Folk Heritage Fellow for Hawaiian falsetto singing. They’ll share music, stories, culture, and joy with audiences from kids to kupuna (elders) and everyone in-between.
Cultural treasure George Kahumoku Jr. is known as “Hawaii’s Renaissance Man.” In addition to his multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian GRAMMY) Awards, he is a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter and author, world-traveling performer, teacher, artist and sculptor, farmer, and chef (traditional Hawaiian cuisine).