ARTIST 2 ARTIST - HENRY KAPONO & KEOLA BEAMER with MOANALANI BEAMER
Special Guest Maui Artist ANTHONY PFLUKE
There are no longer any performances available for this show.
McCoy Studio Theater
The MACC will be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank during this event. We ask that our patrons bring needed non-perishable items for those impacted by the wildfires. Donation bins will be located near the MACC's main entry gates.Ticket holders who bring food donations will have the opportunity to enter the drawing to win a private backstage meet and greet/photo opportunity with Henry Kapono & Keola Beamer as well as an autographed artist merchandise bundle.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents the continuation of the Artist 2 Artist series with host Henry Kapono performing with special guest artists. Tonight the series features Keola Beamer.
Henry Kapono rose to immense popularity with the phenomenon of Cecilio & Kapono (aka C&K) as half of the duo with Cecilio Rodriguez. They helped forge the sound of ‘70s Island music, with laid-back contemporary rock that voiced the feelings of an entire generation in Hawai‛i. Today he is one of Hawai‘i’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawai`i's top multi-function entertainment companies. Kapono is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors, recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to "Support the music and arts community and by giving with Aloha.” Native Hawaiian Kapono is a Grammy-nominated, multiple award-winning singer and songwriter and the winner of 21 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai‛i’s “Grammy's") including Best Contemporary Album of the Year and, by public vote, Favorite Entertainer of the Year.
“Keola Beamer…The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master” —The New York Times.
Keola Beamer’s contributions to slack key guitar during the 1970s began to spark public interest in kī-hō‘alu, launching a statewide revival of the tradition, and his 1978 release, Honolulu City Lights, is the largest selling recording in the history of Hawaiian music. Beamerʻs well of talent springs from five generations of Hawaiʻi’s most illustrious and beloved musical families. Keola’s mother was a revered Hawaiian cultural treasure, Aunty Nona Beamer. His great-grandmother was one of Hawaiʻi’s most illustrious composers, Helen Desha Beamer. The Beamers trace their roots to royal families of the 14th century and have been cultural practitioners through generations. Today, this multi-award winning artist, is one of Hawai‛i’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers, and masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar. “He’s an exceptional musician, a very good player, and a beautiful singer. He’ll bring the spirit of the island to the concert.” – Paul Simon
Born and raised in Maui, Anthony Pfluke has been rooted in Hawaiian music from an early age, forging an original path perpetuating the music of his home. Writing and performing Hawaiian, contemporary, and reggae-influenced music on the ‘Ukulele, and 12 & 6 string Kīho‘alu (Slack key Guitar), he is continuing his education in Hawaiian Studies at UH Hilo while following music wherever it takes him. Anthony has entertained across the State of Hawai‘i, the west coast, and Japan, playing with some of Hawai‘i’s most iconic musicians. Anthonyʻs latest single "Lahaina Strong" is In dedication to those affected by the Lahaina fire, with hopes of a brighter future for Maui. This Nā Hōkū Hanohano finalist is a rising star in the islands and definitely one to watch!
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Pre-concert food & beverages available beginning at 5:30 pm. CLICK HERE for the menu.