Hawaii Generations: George & Keoki Kahumoku, Dennis & David Kamakahi
Friday, July 13, 2007
Hawaii's living musical inheritance
P.M., Music 8:00
| WE ARE SOLD OUT OF ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW
An amazing gathering of traditional Hawaiian musical talent, tonight's show is sure to be memorable on many levels. Father-son duos George and Keoki Kahumoku and Dennis and David Kamakahi offer a generous portion of side-splitting stories, searing vocals, and beautiful slack key guitar playing, along with the opportunity to experience first-hand the passing on of music traditions from one generation to the next.
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One of Hawaii's most famous performers, George Kahumoku is a true master of slack key guitar, a traditional fingerpicking style named for the alternate tuning, or "slacking" of the strings, which produces a beautiful, resonant tone. In 1979, his famous earthy vocals and unique 12-string slack key sound won George the highest honor in Hawaii's recording industry, a Na Hoku Hanohano Award (not to mention a couple of Grammies).
A soulful, strongly atmospheric guitarist and a wonderfully expressive singer, Keoki Kahumoku grew up on the Big Island of Hawai'i surrounded by music in the home of his father, from whom he learned the traditional slack key style. He has also had tunes on each CD that won a Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Music Album for the past three years.
One of Hawaii's greatest and most prolific songwriters, Honolulu-born Dennis Kamakahi is also a much-awarded vocalist and a terrific slack key guitarist. A long-time member of the legendary music group, the Sons of Hawai'i, Dennis has seen many of his vivid, romantic compositions, like "Pua Hone" and "Wahine 'Ilikea," become Hawaiian classics.
Youthful 'ukulele virtuoso David Kamakahi, known for his sweet, pure style, carries on the innovations of his mentor, the great 'ukulele master, Eddie Kamae. David has been touring recently as part of the acclaimed quartet Hui Aloha, and has gained recognition for his progressive approach to traditional Hawaiian music.
Just close your eyes and let these ambassadors of Aloha take you on a journey to paradise!
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