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Lahaina’s free Hawaiian music concert to feature recording artist Kala‘e Camarillo

By Staff | Jun 22, 2017

In March, Kala‘e Camarillo released his debut album, “Working Man,” featuring original, contemporary Hawaiian songs. 

LAHAINA – Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert will feature the melodious vocals of Kala’e Camarillo on Thursday, June 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets in Lahaina.

Camarillo was born and raised on Maui and comes from a family of musicians and musical educators. His grandfather, George Camarillo, started the first ukulele band in Hawaii public schools and his father, Rama Camarillo, was an ukulele teacher.

Kala’e’s great uncle is the late ukulele virtuoso Jesse Kalima, and his aunt is Lehua Kalima, a member of the multiple award-winning trio Na Leo Pilimehana.

Kala’e learned to play ukulele at seven years of age, which led him to learn other instruments, like the guitar, bass and piano.

As a Kamehameha Schools Maui student, Kala’e and his cousin, Dane Lum Ho, won a statewide band competition.

After graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kala’e continued to pursue his passion for music as a teacher at Kapalama Elementary School and as ukulele player and lead vocalist for the band Simply Sedd.

Currently, Kala’e performs with his brother, Kamaka, as Da Camarillo Braddahz and with his partner and singer, Layla Hanohano Tripp. For the concert, he will be accompanied by his brother and Christian Taum.

Limited seating is provided on the lawn; 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 Outlets of Maui with support from KPOA 93.5 F.M.

For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262 or visit LahainaRestoration.org/events.