Keoki Kahumoku with Kanani Enos - Hosted by Da Ukulele Boyz

Keoki Kahumoku with Kanani Enos - Hosted by Da Ukulele Boyz

Kanani Enos, Da Ukulele Boyz, Sterling Seaton, Wainani Kealoha

Wed, April 10, 2013

Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 9:45 pm)

Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion

Lahaina, HI

$37.99 - $78.35

Stephen Inglis
Stephen Inglis
Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award. And he has made three albums of his singer-songwriter originals. Stephenʻs 2011 duet album with the late Hawaiian music legend Dennis Kamakahi won Hawaiʻis highest musical honor; a Nā Hōkū Hanaohano Award. The album is also on permanent display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. He is a versatile artist whose work always shines with musical truth.

“His material and stylish performances rank with the best” Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser

Stephen’s composition Redwood Slack Key was featured on the Grammy nominated and Nā Hōkū Hanohano(Hawaiʻi’s Grammy) winning album Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Volume 2. Stephen’s 2010 Album Slackin’ on Dylan won the 2011 Hawaii Music Award for Folk album of the year and was nominated for a Nā Hōkū Award a s well.

His music has been featured in film and television with Hawaii NBC affiliate KHON’s special “Hawaiiʻs Saint Damien: A Journey of Sacrifice” among recent projects.

Stephen has also contributed guitar work to albums by renowned artists such as Kenneth Makuakāne and performed and toured with artists such as Slack Key Masters Cindy Combs, Ozzie Kotani , Dennis Kamakahi, Makana and Hawaiian music legends The Makaha Sons.
Kanani Enos
Kanani Enos
Born and raised in the district of Kapalilua (South Kona), Kanani Enos' musical roots run deep in the fishing villages of Kealia and Ho'okena. Her grandmother, a gifted musician and singer, raised 13 children and numerous hanai (adopted) children while entertaining along the Kona Coast in the 50's and 60's. She remains Kanani's biggest inspiration. While growing up, slack key guitar and Hawaiian music were always a constant as her father, Alika, her uncle, George Kahumoku, and numerous talented relatives would regularly kanikapila (impromptu jam sessions) at the house.
Kanani started her hula training at age 5 and eventually went on to compete in the famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival with the Lim family. She graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and traveled throughout the South Pacific and Scandanavia sharing hula and voice.
As a young woman she went on tour as a solo hula dancer with Slack Key greats Dennis Kamakahi, Cyril Pahinui, and her Uncle George Kahumoku. In 2009 she founded her own hula halau (school) based out of her ancestral homeland of Hookena. Teaching hula throughout South Kona, Kanani uses her musical and singing talents to empower her community to get involved in Hawaiian culture.
A talented song writer, her debut album, Aloha I Ho'okena, features several original Hawaiian songs and a few cherished classics that speak fondly of her love for 'ohana and home. Kanani's musical style is relaxed and sweet, or nahenahe as the kupuna would say. Her voice is malie, gentle like the calm ocean of Kona. Traditional Hawaiian music is her love and her interpretations represent her South Kona upbringing as well as her generation.
Da Ukulele Boyz
Da Ukulele Boyz
First cousins Peter deAquino and Garrett Probst first began playing together as a team as children competing in Keoki Kahumoku's Maui Ukulele Contest held annually at the Hula Grill. Their amaxing duet instrumentals, their vocals and relaxed stage banter, gave them multiple victories for several years until they matured and took over management of the contest themselves. Energetic, talented, and charismatic, they regularly co-host with Uncle George and now take over as show hosts when he is on the road.

PETER DEAQUINO: 
Peter was born and raised on the island of Maui. He began playing ukulele at the age of 6. Later he studied ukulele with Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. Other important influences include all the masters of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar with whom he has played regularly for the last 8 years, including Ledward Kaapana and others, also Bradda IZ & Bob Marley. Peter now plays professionally around Maui both solo and in groups: Dukes-Kaanapali (Three Pounds of Poi), Kimo's-Lahaina (deAquino Braddaz), The Hula Grill (leading the band TBA), and the Hard Rock Café (Sounds of Addiction). Peter is featured on all four of the Slack Key Show’s Grammy winning compilation CDs: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.1, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and also on the Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Peter is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.

GARRETT PROBST-As a child, Garrett demonstrated a remarkable musical ability on the ukulele that quickly developed under teachers Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. Garrett was given the opportunity to tour the west coast at a young age with Uncle George Kahumoku. Besides performing for the last 8 years as Da Ukulele Boyz for the Slack Key Show, he also now plays professionally, at Dukes-Kaanapali (Three Pounds of Poi), and with his cousin Peter’s band (TBA) at the Hula Grill. He also plays slack key guitar and sometimes can be found leading an open mic at one of the local Maui eateries. He is featured on three of the Slack Key Show’s Grammy winning compilation CDs: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.1, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, and Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Garrett is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.
Sterling Seaton
Sterling Seaton
Born and raised on Maui, Sterling showed an early talent for the guitar. At Lahainluna High School, Sterling would practice in between classes and to jam with Uncle George Kahumoku (who was the ceramics teacher) at lunch time. After attending Uncle George's Annual Summer Workshop in Napili and studying with the slack key masters, Sterling took a particular interest in Slack Key C Tuning. Sterling is the Slack Key Show sound engineer as well as a performer, and also works as a light & sound technician at the Ulalena show in Lahaina. Sterling is featured on the Slack Key Show’s Grammy award winning CDs, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Sterling is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.
Wainani Kealoha
Wainani Kealoha
Telling the story with graceful movement and hula hands, Wainani has loved dancing all her life.
Born in Honolulu, she relocated and danced for many years on the Big Island where she joined the hula school, Halau Na Lei O Ka Holoku, led by Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap and Leialoha Amina.

Wainani traveled nationally and internationally with Lim’s Halau sharing hula with the world while developing her considerable talent in dance, chanting, and Hawaiian culture.

Wainani now lives on Maui and, in addition to regularly dancing for Slack Key Master, Ledward Kaapana, she has danced for many years at the Royal Lahaina Resort as a soloist and as an Oli Mea (chanter) for Maui Nei Cultural Walking Tour. She was one of the principal dancer for George Kahumoku’s Hawaiian Country Music Show in Branson, Missouri in 2012 and has now become a regular dancer at George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show.
Venue Information:
Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, HI, 96761
http://www.napilikai.com/index.cfm