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Kahalawai to play free concert

By Staff | Mar 21, 2019

The new band Kahalawai is composed of Dana Pi‘ilani Arias (right) and Joshua Pilialoha Kahula.

LAHAINA – The newly formed group Kahalawai will perform at a free outdoor concert on Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The setting is the front lawn of the historic Baldwin Home Museum on the corner of Dickenson and Front streets.

Kahalawai, which means “to meet or meeting together,” is composed of Dana Pi’ilani Arias and Joshua Pilialoha Kahula.

As a recording artist, Arias has played guitar on a variety of artists’ albums, releasing his first solo album, “Dash-A,” in 2015.

Kahula was lead singer of the popular Maui band Nuff Sedd, whose debut album was recognized at the 2005 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Reggae Album of the Year.

“Ke Ali’i,” Kahalawai’s single, was just released last month and is available for digital download.

Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. There is paid parking in the lot behind the museum.

Now in its 11th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is sponsored 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 or visit LRF on Facebook and www.lahainarestoration.org.