Two-time Grammy Award-winning Hawaiian musician Kalani Pe‘a returns to the Kahilu Theatre, streaming live via Kahilu.TV on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. HST. Ticket info below.
Kalani Pe‘a is a singer of power, sensitivity, and charisma, and is one of the most promising talents in a new generation of Hawaiian musicians. He has won two Grammy Awards for Best Regional Roots Album, one for each of his two CD releases, and he is the only Hawaiian artist to win in this category. His first CD also won him a 2017 Nā HōkūHanohano Award (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”), making Hawaiian music history as the only album to win both a Grammy and Nā Hōkū. In 2019, Kalani hit a personal first – with his debut appearance at the prestigious Merrie Monarch hula competition, singing two of his original songs for Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela, which went on to take home the top honor at the competition.
Born and raised in Panaʻewa Hilo, Kalani began singing at age 4 to address a childhood stutter. His natural talent was subsequently recognized in singing competitions, and it has brought him to the forefront of Hawaiian music today. As a singer/songwriter, Hawaiian language practitioner, visual artist, and educator Kalani Pe‘a has been praised for Hawaiian language fluency, songwriting skills, and commitment to his Hawaiian roots. His musical style ranges from traditional chant to contemporary Hawaiian classics, from original compositions and pop songs to R&B. All the while Kalani amazes audiences with his charming and dynamic stage presence.
If You Watch… Have A Good Show!
Event: Kalani Peʻa Live From Kahilu Theatre
When: Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.
Cost/ Purchase Tickets: Individual tickets for this show, which are good for an entire household, are $19.99 and available at Kahilu.TV.
How to Watch: After purchasing a ticket, you will be able to enjoy the Livestream concert when it is available. This will work with any computer, tablet, or smartphone. This is an online show only. More streaming info here.
Info: Kahilu.TV is a new, subscription-based platform that brings the best of Hawaiian music and culture to your home or anywhere in the world that you want to watch from. It features live streaming pay–per–view events, recorded on-demand content, and exclusive subscriber content as well as free videos. More information is available at Kahilu.TV.
Photos: Steve Roby