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Kaniala Masoe and Ke Kani Malie to perform free concert

By Staff | Apr 30, 2015

The band includes (from left): Kaniala Masoe, Melody Masoe, Nicole Respicio and Kimo Brehm.

LAHAINA – Join Kaniala Masoe and Ke Kani Malie for Polynesian entertainment at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, April 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets in Lahaina.

Raised in a talented musical family from Hilo, Masoe was gifted with a natural singing talent. The 30-year-old has since blossomed into a versatile musician, hula dancer, songwriter and accomplished entertainer.

In 1995, he recorded his first album, “Something Special,” with his parents, Iwalani and Fono Masoe. In 1998, he released “Aukahi Pride,” and in 2004, “Pili Aloha.”

Although Kaniala enjoys performing different genres, he is best known for his Hawaiian music renditions. In 2002, he won the Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Competition.

He moved to Maui in 2009 with his wife, Melody; they have five beautiful children.

Kaniala will be accompanied by bass guitarist Kimo Brehm and hula dancers Melody Masoe, Nicole Respicio and Ke Kani Malie for a wonderful display of Hawaiian music and Polynesian culture.

Limited seating is provided for kupuna; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

This ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program is supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

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