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 […]
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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.
Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole is the eldest son of Kekuhi Kanahele and descends from a distinguished hula family. “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai” (a Wiki Wiki Wednesday favored song) was composed by his great grandmother, Edith Kanahele Kanaka’ole; his family’s music traditions go back seven generations. Kaumakaiwa brings his experience as ‘olapa (dancer), choreographer and composer to […]
Prepare to be transported to a tropical paradise in your mind as Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala’au, collectively known as Hapa, return to Santa Cruz. Hapa founder Barry Flangan provides the shimmering guitar work that infuses all their albums over the years, from the first one simply entitled “HAPA” with co-founder Keli’i Kaneali’i to “In The […]
Friday, March 1st is the Day of The Hawaiian Guitars. Both Makana and Maunalua honor the traditional Hawaiian style and make it their own, performing at two locations. Bobby Moderow, Kahi Kaonohi and Richard Gideon are in the band Maunalua. Their rich harmonies and glorious guitars will take you to Hawaii on a musical flight non- […]
You’re certain to see hula dancers in action as Ho’omana perform songs of hula and aloha from Hawai’i. Since the show is at The Reef Bar/Pono Grill, you can enjoy delicious “ono” food and drink as you escape into the music of the islands. Ho’omana perform Friday, February 8th at Pono Hawaiian Grill, 120 Union Street in downtown Santa […]
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