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Pekelo Cosma to be featured at Kanakapila with Poki

By Staff | Sep 9, 2010


LAHAINA — Pull up a beach mat and join the crowd on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn for Kanakapila with Poki on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Coordinated by Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the lunchtime concert will feature Pekelo Cosma and be hosted by Allen “Braddah Poki” Pokipala of Pacific Radio Group.

Cosma was born and raised in Hana. His Hawaiian slack key music perfectly captures the laid back Hana mood. 

In 1992, he produced his debut album, “Going to Hana Maui,” which received four Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominations.

He earned the coveted Haku Mele Award for an original Hawaiian language composition at the 30th Na Hoku Hanohano Awards ceremony in 2007. His acclaimed album, “Hana by the Sea,” also earned him a nomination as “Male Vocalist of the Year.”

While Cosma performs, the “Lei Ladies” of the Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club will string fresh flower lei under the shade of the kou trees on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in the heart of historic Lahaina.

“Kanikapila with Poki — The Hawaiian Music Series in Lahaina” is coordinated by Lahaina Restoration Foundation and sponsored by the county Office of Economic Development and Hawaii Tourism Authority.    

For a full series schedule, visit www.lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262.