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Na Wai ‘Eha to play free concert

By Staff | Sep 19, 2019

The men of Maui group Na Wai ‘Eha — (from left) Kahikina “Greg” Juan, Kalanikini “Ed” Juan, Kamalei Kawa‘a and Kamaehu Kawa‘a — pose with their awards for Most Promising Artist at the 42nd Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.

LAHAINA – The award-winning group Na Wai ‘Eha will perform at a free outdoor concert on Thursday, Sept. 26, 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.

Na Wai ‘Eha draws its name from the four great waters of Waikapu, Wailuku, Waiehu and Waihee that flow from the West Maui Mountains, an area where the band members all grew up.

The band consists of two sets of brothers – Kalanikini and Kahikina Juan, and Kamalei and Kamaehu Kawa’a.

When their simple backyard jam sessions morphed into graduation and baby party gigs, they were inspired to record an album.

Na Wai ‘Eha’s self-titled debut album includes nine original songs and three covers that pay tribute to their families, their musical inspirations and Ke Akua.

The album won the 2019 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Most Promising Artist.

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; all parking fees are used by Lahaina Restoration Foundation to maintain and preserve the historic sites of Lahaina.

Now in its 11th year, the Hawaiian Music Series is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. For more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262 or visit LRF on Facebook or www.lahainarestoration.org.