The legendary Hawaiian Style Band, featuring Wade Cambern, Brian Kessler, and Sister Robi Kahakalau. will stream live from the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 7 p.m. via Kahilu TV. Ticket info below.
In the early ‘90s, Hawaiian Style Band, led by Bryan Kessler and Wade Cambern, redefined contemporary Hawaiian music. They offered a fresh perspective on local culture with original compositions about living Hawaiian style—about island romance, talking story, ‘Ohana, and sovereignty. Their interpretation of Hawaiian language songs re-acquainted music fans with these important compositions.
The multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band was conceptualized as a revolving band, a collaboration of more than fifty musicians over the course of its three albums: Vanishing Treasures, Rhythm of the Ocean, and ‘Ohana. Participants included Hawaiian music notables Israel Kamakawiwaʻole; Bla, Cyril, and Martin Pahinui; Fiji; Teresa Bright; the Kaʻau Crater Boys; Del Beazley, and Robi Kahakalau.
Now, in the 28th year since the release of Vanishing Treasures, Robi joins Bryan and Wade in delivering the distinctive vocal harmony of Hawaiian Style Band. Robi has since released five solo albums, earning her multiple Hōkū awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. Her collaborative project with Sean Naʻauao was among the finalists for a Grammy Award. Robi has appeared as Featured Guest Vocalist more often than any other Hawaiian recording artist and has toured and performed with Hawaiian music legends: Kealiʻi Reichel, The Kaʻau Crater Boys, Hapa, Willy K, Henry Kapono, and The Makaha Sons, with whom she was blessed with not one, but two performances at Carnegie Hall. No doubt, Sister Robi has held her spot as one of Hawaiiʻs most recognized voices for the past two decades.
If You Watch… Have A Good Show!
Event: Hawaiian Style Band Virtual Concert
When: Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Cost: $19.99 – Individual tickets are good for an entire household.
Buy Tickets: https://www.kahilu.tv/products/hawaiian-style-band
How to Watch: After purchasing a ticket, you will be able to enjoy the livestream concert when available. This show will play on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. This is an online show only.
Photo: Steve Roby