Share the Spirit of the Islands with Icons of Hawaiʻi.
Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono are legends of Hawaiian music. Each of these icons rose to fame as leaders at the creative forefront of the Hawaiian music renaissance of the 1970s. More than 50 years later they continue to perform at the highest levels of musical imagination.
Keola Beamer stretches the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. His acclaimed recording, "Honolulu City Lights," is one of the best-selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian music. Today, he continues to be one of Hawai'i's premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers, and slack key masters.
Henry Kapono, together with Cecilio Rodriguez, formed the wildly popular phenomenon Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) that forged a new sound for Hawaiian music — laid-back contemporary rock — that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‘i. As a solo artist, Henry is a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter.
Keola and Henry will each perform a set, and then come together on stage to celebrate their original, beloved classic contemporary Hawaiian songs. They are joined by Kumu Hula Moanalani Beamer, whose style reflects the long hula lineage of the Beamer family.