homepage logo

Enjoy Hawaiian ‘cha-lang-a-lang’ with Kawika Ho‘opi‘i & Friends

By Staff | Feb 21, 2013

LAHAINA – Great live Hawaiian music continues on Front Street on Thursday, Feb. 28, as the Hawaiian Music Series features falsetto and “cha-lang-a-lang” extraordinaire Kawika Ho’opi’i from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Lawn in Lahaina.

From a family with deep roots in Hawaiian music, Ho’opi’i continues to carry on the traditional style of music that surrounded him in Kahukuloa Valley, where he was raised.

His extraordinary falsetto voice and “cha-lang-a-lang” style of playing the ukulele have taken him all over the country. He’s accompanied Hawaii entertainers such as Hawaiian Heart, Amy Hanaiali’i, Willie K and The Leo Nahenahe Serenaders.

On Thursday evening, Ho’opi’i will be joined by fellow musicians Brandon Hirata and Jeff Lum Lung to perform traditional Hawaiian favorites.

Polynesian artisans will also adorn the lawn with specially handcrafted items.

Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert brought to you by Lahaina Restoration Foundation. The combination of great live Hawaiian music, award-winning restaurants and vibrant shops create a great setting for a perfect evening out on the town.

Chairs are limited; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. The Baldwin Home Museum is located in the heart of Lahaina on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. Call 661-3262.