Entries by Lani

Hawaiian Slack Key Feb. 18th

They may slack their guitar strings, but don’t you slack off!  Come honor the music and the heritage of Hawai’i at the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters show with three of the greats: George Kuo, Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi. George Kuo is a direct line to the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s, as he brings […]

Hula & A Movie Jan.19th

Santa Cruz’s own Ladies of Mehana hula halau are hosting a Santa Cruz movie premiere by writer/director Keo Woolford, shot on location in Hawai’i.  “The Haumana” (The Student) is an indie charmer, the story of Jonny Kealoha, who is working a Waikiki Polynesian revue when he is appointed successor to a high school boys’ hula class. It’s […]

Makana Nov. 5th

You may have heard his music on the soundtrack to the TV series “Hawaii 5-0″, the movie “The Descendants” or from one of his many albums already, but now you’ll get the opportunity to hear him live. Santa Cruz is one of the only stops Makana will make as he visits the mainland from Hawaii. […]

Paula Fuga August 5th

Paula Fuga is a strong, courageous Hawaiian woman with a voice that soars from R & B style to reggae-licious. Backed on tour by the grooving guitar of Mike Love and Sam Ite’s percussion, you’ll catch the aloha spirit listening to the rich and heartfelt sweetness of Paula’s compositions, voice and her homegrown island ukulele strumming. […]

Kat Parra June 9th

Bay Area vocalist Kat Parra helps preserve a rare cultural treasure of the Sephardic diaspora, the Ladino language. An antiquated form of Castilian that includes Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish, Ladino is spoken in very few places today – mainly by older generations in Turkey, Israel and scattered homes across the globe. Besides Ladino, Kat performs in English, Spanish […]

Ledward Kaapana June 4th

Attention “Led Heads”! Ledward Kaapana returns to the redwoods with Hawaiian slack key goodness and aloha spirit. Rounding out the sound will be Mike Kaawa on 12 string guitar and Fran Guidry on second slack key.  Ledward Kaapana rolls into Don Quixote’s in Felton Tuesday, June 4th. Festivities begin at 7:30.