Kawika Kahiapo - Six time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Host by Peter deAquino

Kawika Kahiapo - Six time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Host by Peter deAquino

Sterling Seaton, Max Angel, Wainani Kealoha

Wed, February 14, 2018

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

Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion

Lahaina, HI

$37.99 - $95.00

This event is all ages

Kawika Kahiapo
Kawika Kahiapo
Kawika's story begins and continues in the small town of Kane`ohe on the beautiful windward side of O`ahu where he experiences daily the breathtaking Ko`olau mountain range, lush, green valleys and the magnificent ocean views.

Kawika's interest in music began at an early age, when, inspired by his father, he spent many hours practicing guitar alone. Some of his fondest memories are of their "garage" jam sessions, when "Pops" Gabby Pahinui would show up at their house to play at a party, thus further inspiring Kawika's passion for ki-ho`alu, Slack Key guitar.

At age17, Kawika entered the professional music scene and has since contributed to more than 30 recording projects and performed with numerous artists both on stage and as a studio musician.



Kawika's first solo CD, "ALANA" (1996) is a soothing combination of contemporary and traditional Hawaiian tunes, along with ki-ho`alu, Slack Key guitar. His second solo release is "ONE HEART/ONE VOICE" (2001). Both albums share his mana`o (feelings) in Kawika's unique way.

Kawika is currently a member of "Kaukahi", a band honored with three Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 2007 for Group of the Year, Song of the Year for Kawika's title composition,"Life in These Islands", and CD graphics.

Although a carpenter by trade, he is also an ordained Pastor of a small "local-style" fellowship, which is his second ohana, as its name indicates: "Ka Ohana o Ke Aloha" (Family of aloha/grace).
Serving God and others are a priority, and is reflected in Kawika's lifestyle and music. "Love for the islands, it's people, `ohana, and Ke Akua (God), are what inspires me, while staying committed to perpetuating 'true' Hawaiian music, the culture, and the art of ki-ho`alu."

Kawika is also featured on George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show compilation CD Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol 2 which won the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Hawaiian Music Album!
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.
Max Angel
Max Angel
Maui Boy, seventeen year-old Max Angel Becerra, has been warming the hearts of all who experience his phenomenal original ukulele and singing performances since he was age nine. He has won multiple awards including: Best in youth ukulele & singing at Maui's Hula Grill's 16th & 18th annual contest and Best Hawaiian Showmanship at the Duke's Waikiki 9th annual ukulele contest. He completed an all original CD, "Touch the Sky," this year and is in the running for the 2015 Hoku Awards for best new artist and original music. Among his many other interests is fishing and farming. He is the 2015 FFA-Future Farmers of America Hawaii State President and just returned from meeting with all State Presidents and Congress in Washington DC. He has been a loyal follower of Uncle George Kahumoku Jr. for many years and in 2014 began assisting George and the Ukulele Boyz at their weekly slack key show at the Napili Kai Resort.
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