Masters of Hawaiian Music
George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau & Kawika Kahiapo

Masters of Hawaiian Music

Performers:
George Kahumoku, Jr.
Nathan Aweau
Kawika Kahiapo
Swallow Hill Music - Daniels HallDenverCO
All Ages
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. All sales are final.

Featuring George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, & Kawika Kahiapo

George Kahumoku Jr.

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There’s a reason he’s been called Hawaii’s Renaissance man: George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, teacher, artist, story-teller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur. He hosts a weekly show on Maui called George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show: Masters of Hawaiian Music which just celebrated it’s12th Anniversary. He has recently recorded a new CD, Paniolo Slack Key – Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy. He will be touring in February-March 2016 and will hold his week-long Annual Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop on Maui in June. Around all of this he cultivates taro and raises goats on his upland Maui farm.

Nathan Aweau

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From 2003-2010, Nathan was a member of Hapa. In 2005 they released an album called “Maui” which shot up the Billboard Magazine’s World Music chart, and peaking at number 7. The following year Hapa went home with 4 out of 6 Hoku Awards. That very year Nathan was honored as “Male Vocalist of the Year”. This was his second time that he went home with this award which placed him in a small group of gentlemen who has won this award more than once. In 2006 Nathan yet again was honored as “Male Vocalist of the Year”, his second in a row, three times total….the only male artist to be recognized as such.

In December 2008 Nathan released his long awaited follow up to “E Apo Mai”, called “Kane’ohe”. This c.d. is focused on songs which celebrate the place that Nathan calls home. He wrote all twelve songs, played every instrument, sang all the background parts, engineered, mixed and mastered the entire c.d. Wayne Harada, a very well respected music critic once said of Nathan, “Nathan is that distinguished rarity…a jack of all trades, master of a wide domain”. Don Ho exclaimed, “A diamond in the rough with tremendous potential”. New York Times, “Nathan has an indebt understanding of orchestration, and his singing style is effortless”.

Kawika Kahiapo

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Kawika's first solo recording project, "ALANA", emerged in 1996 and continues to captivate many with it's soothing combination of contemporary and traditional Hawaiian tunes, along with ki ho`alu. Through the years, hula halau have been dancing to the music on this recording, as well as his second solo release, "ONE HEART/ONE VOICE", which was released in 2000. Both projects share his mana`o (feelings) in Kawika's unique way. Kawika was then a member of "Kaukahi", who received three awards at the prestigious 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. They were awarded Group of the Year, Song of the Year for Kawika's "Life in These Islands", which is the title cut and name of their debut CD, and Kawika's son, Dalen Kahiapo, and Todd Schlosser of Worldsound, were presented the Award for CD graphics! Kawika was also been honored to be featured on Grammy Award Winning CD, "Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key." He also was awarded with two more Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in 2015 for his all slack key, mostly instrumental CD, "Ho'omaluhia", and his "Ku'u 'Aina Aloha" CD, which features his song titled "Waimanalo."

Venue Information:
Swallow Hill Music - Daniels Hall
71 East Yale Ave
Denver, CO, 80210