The Kahilu Theatre presents an evening of music and talk-story with Hawaiian music legends Henry Kapono and Keola Beamer in this second installment of Kapono’s “Artist 2 Artist” series Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7 pm.
As part of the Kahilu Theatre’s 38th presenting Season, Henry Kapono is hosting three duo concerts that feature a different guest artist each night. Keola Beamer will continue the series with Henry on November 24. Each artist will share the stories behind the songs that have been a part of our lives for a long time.
Kapono has been at the creative forefront of contemporary Hawaiian music throughout his career, starting in the 1970’s with Cecilio & Kapono. This Grammy nominated vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer has taken home 14 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (like the “Hawaiian Grammy”) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Rock Album of the Year. Always musically adventurous, The “Artist 2 Artist” concert series is Henry’s latest attempt as he continues to break new ground with his collaborations and remind us why he is so loved by the people of Hawai’i.
Keola Beamer was one of the first guitarists to use Hawaiian slack key techniques to create contemporary music that is also at home on jazz or classical stages. The Beamer family is well-known for their musical achievements, and Keola is no exception. He is a world-renowned musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author, and teacher. Keola literally wrote the first instruction manual for Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, first published in 1972, and continues to share instructional tutorials online. He has been the recipient of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievement Award as well as multiple Na Hoku Na Hanohano Awards and several Grammy Award nominations.
“Artist 2 Artist”with Henry Kapono and Keola Beamer is about two amazing musicians making time to share memories with the audience, reflect on their careers, and play music together.
If You Go
What: “Artist 2 Artist”with Henry Kapono and Keola Beamer
When: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7 pm
Where: Kahilu Theatre
Information: Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela
Henry Kapono music and tour info: http://www.henrykapono.com
Be sure to check out our review for the first Henry Kapono Artist 2 Artist concert here: https://bigislandmusic.net/henry-kapono/