Hoku Award winners to perform in slack key concert
NAPILI — George Kahumoku Jr.’s “Slack Key Show — Masters of Hawaiian Music” will feature a multi-artist show on Wednesday June 22.
Set for 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Pavilion, the show will feature 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners Jeff Peterson (“Island Album of the Year”) and Herb Ohta Jr. (“Instrumental Album of the Year”); as well as the legendary Ledward Kaapana; lap steel ethnomusicologist Bob Brozman; guitar and ukulele star Keoki Kahumoku from the Big Island; Maui’s own gentle slack key master, Kevin Brown; high-energy series regulars Da Ukulele Boyz, Peter deAquino and Garrett Probst; and Sterling Seaton.
To purchase tickets ($39.99 plus tax), visit www.slackkey.com or call 669-3858. A convenient sinner/show package is also available.
Why so many artists? George Kahumoku is holding his 14th annual Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Workshop at the Mauian Hotel, and these instructors and more are on-island.
A few student openings are still available for this week-long cultural event from June 19-26 at the Mauian and Napili Kai Beach Resort.
Tuition is $1,000 and includes instruction and activities from Hawaii’s top performer and instructors, books, T-shirt and most lunches and dinners.
For more information, or to register, visit www.kahumoku.com/workshops.
Before the workshop, a concert at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, “4 Fathers & 4 Sons” on Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m., will also feature workshop instructors, including Dennis and David Kamakahi; Richard Ho’opi’i and son Kai; Kevin Brown with son Ikaika; and George & Keoki Kahumoku.
The father and son duos will perform during the first half, followed by a fun and slightly competitive battle of the bands — Fathers vs. Sons — during the second half. For tickets, visit www.mauiarts.org or call 242-SHOW.