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Matagi Trio to play free concert

By Staff | Aug 18, 2016

The trio is recording a debut album and has currently released a single, “Valley Isle.”  

LAHAINA – New recording artists and seasoned performers the Matagi Trio will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front streets in Lahaina.

Meaning “wind” in Samoan, Matagi is also the name of a trio of Maui musicians: Marvin Tevaga, Kalani Miles and Kimo Brehm. They have performed together for years at venues throughout the island, pleasing crowds with a variety of musical genres while sharing vocal harmonies and rhythms.

“Like the wind is ever-changing, so is our performance as you listen to songs from old, new, traditional and contemporary Hawaiian, reggae and so on,” said Tevaga.

Tevaga’s love for music began at the young age of eight, when he picked up the ukulele for the first time. He has been perfecting his talent and performing ever since.

As a Samoan growing up in Hawaii with many diverse cultures, he appreciates various genres of music and redefines songs in his own style. He regularly entertains as a wedding musician.

Also Samoan, Miles is an accomplished guitarist who enjoys performing for couples during their wedding ceremonies. Maui native Brehm, a bass guitarist, performs at island weddings and baby luaus.

Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is sponsored by Hawaii Tourism Authority, the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and The Outlets of Maui with support from KPOA-FM. For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262, see Lahaina Restoration.org/events or visit Facebook.com/LahainaRestoration.