Mayor announces Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community
WAILUKU – Mayor Michael Victorino last week announced that the County of Maui (with the Office of Economic Development) is sponsoring E Kupa’a Kakou, a Hawaiian music series honoring the strength of community.
E Kupa’a Kakou means “to persist,” and the music series honors and celebrates the efforts of some of our 2020 Maui Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominees, accompanied by Maui halau, each Friday in September from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The event will live streamed.
“I’m proud that the County of Maui is sponsoring this series as a pilot project,” Mayor Victorino said.
“Support for local musicians, halau and artists is another avenue to support a different small business sector. Also, because this will be live-streamed, there will be no live audience, and everyone can enjoy these great artists’ performances on their computers, cell phones and remote devices.”
Artists set to perform include:
Sept. 4 – Kahalawai and Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom, with Halau O Ka Hanu Lehua and Kumu Hula Kukona;
Sept. 11 – Kaulike Pescaia and Josh Tatofi, with Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka and Kumu Hula Napua Greig;
Sept. 18 – Kaniala Masoe and Ahumanu, with Halau Kamaluokaleihulu and Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo-Pearson;
Sept. 25 – Leomana and Na Wai ‘Eha, with Halau Kekuaokala’au’ala ‘iliahi and Kumu Hula ‘Iliahi and Haunani Paredes.