Author: Big Island Music Staff

Hawai’i’s premier female vocalist Natalie Ai Kamauu will perform live from the Kahilu Theatre Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at 7 p.m. Natalie will be joined on stage by her husband, Iolani, her daughter Sha-Lei (hula), and her son Chaz Kamauu (Master Keiki Hula winner). Her parents, Na Kumu Hula Howard and Olana Ai of Halau Hula Olana, will also be featured guest artists during the performance. With a voice of an angel, Natale’s soaring melodies will whisk you to new heights and depths of musical emotion. Though her sound is sweet and seemingly effortless, don’t be mistaken; she’s a powerhouse…

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Your guide to Big Island entertainment happening this weekend Musicians and venue proprietors lead complicated lives: it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements. This entertainment guide is compiled with assistance from venue owners. As of press time, some venues may have not confirmed a performer, or updated their monthly music schedule on the first of the month. If you’re a Big Island musician and would like your show included here, please let us know two weeks in advance via our contact page. Mahalo. Photo:

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The Circus of Fun album drops Aug. 1 and is a follow-up to the Average Joes’ debut Play that Disco, a finalist in this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano “Rock Album Of The Year” category. With no live shows booked in 2020, guitarist Ryan Sabate and bassist Scott Sayers began writing a follow-up record at the end of last year. By March 2021, they had 15-20 rough demos to work with for The Circus Of Fun. The album’s title is a catchphrase given by fans who describe their shows as being fun and high-energy. The band decided to make it a semi-conceptual…

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Newly relocated from Nevada City, California – Big Island singer/songwriter/producer, Lah Falkn, prepares to release her upcoming single “Forever In Flux” on July 29. In doing so, it marks the beginning of her new sound. This song opens the curtain to a dreamy vintage vocal landscape, inducing the listener into an otherworldly mood.  The beat drops into an experimental texture of electronica edged with pop sensibilities. The minimal musical landscape lends itself to highlight Lah Falkn’s velvety feminine vocals. This song blossoms through a journey of trance-like lyrical poetry & spoken word, set to a backdrop of minimal pop EDM…

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Your guide to Big Island entertainment happening this weekend Musicians and venue proprietors lead complicated lives: it’s advisable to check in advance to confirm engagements. This entertainment guide is compiled with assistance from venue owners. As of press time, some venues may have not confirmed a performer, or updated their monthly music schedule. If you’re a Big Island musician and would like your show included here, please let us know two weeks in advance via our contact page. Mahalo. Photo: Alexandria Tranu

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On Sunday, July 18 at 4 p.m., The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) will close its 2021 Summer Festival with Rise Up at the Kahilu Theatre, featuring Broadway talent, Nyla Watson and Ana Flavia Zuim. To give you a preview, the following is an interview with the two stars conducted by Executive Director of HPAF Justin John Moniz . Livestream tickets for Ride Up are available on Kahilu.TV. What is the significance of your programming choices for RISE UP? NYLA WATSON: Wow! I’m overjoyed to even have been able to curate a concert for HPAF, let alone these songs in…

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