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Dane Fujiwara to play free Hawaiian Music Series concert

By Staff | Oct 23, 2014

Enjoy a fresh, new take on the traditional music of Hawaii with Dane Fujiwara on Oct. 30 on the Baldwin Home lawn.

LAHAINA – On Thursday, Oct. 30, Lahaina Restoration Foundation invites the public to the Baldwin Home lawn at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for another free Hawaiian Music Series concert.

Do some pre-Halloween shopping, then relax under the shade trees with a musical serenade by Dane Fujiwara, an up-and-coming star of falsetto who plays ukulele and slack key guitar.

Fujiwara was born and raised on Maui and graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama on Oahu. He studied Hawaiian music with such master artists as Hoku Zuttermeister and Kuana Torres Kahele.

In 2009, he won the renowned Clyde “Kindy” Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest on Hawaii Island. Using that platform as a catalyst, he has continued to evolve as a performer and has shared the stage with many talented musicians, including Napua Greig, Ikaika Blackburn and Kamakakehau Fernandez.

When not performing, Fujiwara works as a math teacher at Kamehameha Schools Maui. He is currently working on his solo debut record.

A limited number of chairs are provided; mats, blankets or low beach chairs are welcome.

This concert is part of the foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the county Office of Economic Development.

For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262.