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 […]
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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 […]
Willie K. will be performing at Pono Hawaiian Grill this Sunday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM. Whether he sings in Hawaiian, performs Blues, OPERA or flat out rock and roll, Willie K. can PLAY. You can enjoy the man, the music and the show, when you get down to Pono at 120 Union Street in […]
Set your alarm early Saturday morning to hear a special honoring Johnny Cash. “The Man in Black” recorded some of the greatest early rock & roll records for the Sun label, followed by more hits for Columbia as a country star. You’ll learn the truth about some of Johnny’s #1 Hits and have a chance […]