Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono
Friday, October 13, 2017
7:30 pm // Discovery Theatre
We all owe a big mahalo to Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono. Both musicians were at the forefront of a major American musical moment - the Hawaiian Renaissance. In the 1970s, Beamer, Kapono and their peers fused traditional Hawaiian music with laid-back rock. This music was part of a crucial movement to revive language, hula, and other aspects of Hawaiian culture that were fading away.
Kapono is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, and was half of the wildly popular Cecilio & Kapono. The New York Times called Beamer “the quintessential Hawaiian slack-key guitar master” and his album “Honolulu City Lights” is still the best-selling record in Hawaiian music history, almost 40 years after its release.
Take a trip to the islands with these Hawaiian legends – without leaving the state.
TYPE OF EVENING
WHAT TO EXPECT
An island escape
Aloha attitude and a hibiscus in your hair
Subscription tickets (3 or more shows) are on sale now. Tickets for individual shows go on sale August 21.
- Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono will also appear at a special performance with Na Keiki O Hawaii Hawaiian Civic Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Hula Hands Restaurant, 501 W. Fireweed Ln.
- Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono are also conducting workshops with East High School's dance and guitar classes.