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Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free Hawaiian Music Series presents Franz Kahale 

By Staff | Oct 25, 2018

At this juncture of his career, Franz Kahale continues to reinvent himself with his honest approach to songwriting.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Restoration Foundation is pleased to present Franz Kahale for this month’s Hawaiian Music Series, a free live performance, on Thursday, Oct., 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Staged on the front porch of the Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front streets, it’s an ideal spot to enjoy Hawaiian music.

Native Hawaiian Kahale is a grassroots musician whose eclectic sound features his raw and rustic musicality.

He has been performing worldwide for over 30 years and has recorded albums with members of The Beach Boys, The Robert Cray Band, The Bonnie Raitt Band, Kalapana and Genesis. He has also written local hits for bands such as Na Leo Pilimehana, Kahikina and Ernie Cruz Jr.

Franz released his first album, “One Road Taken,” in 2005. “Poi Dog” was released in 2010, followed by “Out of the Blues” (2011), which is essentially a live performance with little or no editing.

Displaying a deep range of scope with ambiguous poetry and a dynamic chordal movement, Franz creates an earthy foundation for his edgy and seasoned vocals.

For Kahale, cover songs are far more than “redone” – they are reconstructed to be his own. He delivers a reinvigorated perspective to the music that has influenced and inspired him throughout his life and career.

In related news, in conjunction with Archives Month in the State of Hawaii, on Sunday, Oct. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at Hale Pa’i located on the campus of Lahainaluna High School, Hale Pa’i docent and LRF researcher Chris Conley will demonstrate how old maps and other archival materials are carefully cleaned before storage.

The newly constructed climate-controlled archival storage space will be available for viewing, and Conley will also demonstrate the cleaning of objects that go on display in museums.

Some seldom-seen treasures, such as an invitation to Dr. and Mrs. Baldwin to attend the coronation of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani on Feb. 12, 1883, will be on display.

Visit www.lahainarestoration.org for information.