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Veteran musicians Wilson Kanaka‘ole, Brian Haia and Haime Meyer to perform Hawaiian music at free concert in Lahaina

By Staff | Mar 22, 2018

Veteran musicians Wilson Kanaka‘ole, Brian Haia (pictured) and Haime Meyer will play at this month’s free concert.

LAHAINA – Popular island musicians Wilson Kanaka’ole, Brian Haia and Haime Meyer will perform at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, March 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. outdoors at the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front streets in Lahaina.

Kanaka’ole is a veteran musician and recording artist who has been performing for 30 years on the music scene in Hawaii. Raised in Lahaina, he comes from a musical family, including his father, Eric Kanaka’ole, and uncle, the late ‘ukulele legend Nelson Waikiki.

Wilson recorded a self-titled solo album that was released in 1998, featuring the hit song “Sabor a Mi,” which was also included in the 2003 compilation record “Legends of the ‘Ukulele-Hawaiian Masters.”

He has appeared on records by the Barefoot Natives and other island musicians, and attended the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Institute of Hawaiian Music.

Haia is a popular Maui guitarist who performs regularly in the Cane & Canoe restaurant at Montage Kapalua Bay. He is also a member of the local band An Den.

They will be accompanied by bass player Meyer.

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 and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development with support from KPOA 93.5 FM.

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

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