Masters of Hawaiian Music
George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, Kawika Kahiapo Peterson
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui’s renowned “Slack Key Show” share Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture. Delightful, authentic, true aloha!
Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, NATHAN AWEAU has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.
Slack Key Guitarist DAVID “KAWIKA” KAHIAPO most recently won Na Hoku Awards in both the Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and the Island Album categories. A regular at Jack Johnson’s Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep.
“Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame…Bringing folklore & cultural memory into a performance that unfolded as breezy entertainment.” --The New York Times