Kala‘e Camarillo and Robi Kahakalau to perform Feb. 27 at the Baldwin Home
LAHAINA – On Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy the free Hawaiian Music Series featuring Kala’e Camarillo and Robi Kahakalau on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the monthly series is a wonderful way to spend a warm evening in Lahaina.
Born and raised in Kihei, Camarillo entered the local music scene as the lead ukulele player and vocalist for the band Simply Sedd. Today, he continues to perform with his older brother, Kamaka, as the Camarillo Brothers, as well as solo. In 2018, “Working Man” garnered him a nomination at the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for one of Hawaii’s Most Promising Artists.
Kahakalau’s multi-cultural, multi-lingual background is reflected in her music, which ranges from soft Hawaiian rhythms to funky reggae beats, American pop songs to Polynesian traditionals. Robi has since had a very successful solo career, with her albums earning her multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year.
She has appeared as featured guest vocalist more often than any Hawaiian recording artist and has toured and performed with Keali’i Reichel, the Ka’au Crater Boys, Hapa, Willie K, Henry Kapono and the Makaha Sons.
Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome. This ongoing program is supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority and Outlets of Maui. The Hawaiian Music Series is hosted by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.
A paid parking lot is located behind the venue with access from Dickenson Street. Parking fees from the lot are used by Lahaina Restoration Foundation to maintain and preserve the many historic sites in Lahaina. n