The Kahilu Theatre will present Kulāiwi with Lehua Kalima, Shawn Pimental, and Kawika Kahiapo, streaming live and in person on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 7 p.m. Ticket info below.
Three of Hawai‘i’s leading award-winning performers and musicians, Lehua Kalima (of Na Leo), Shawn Pimental, and Kawika Kahiapo have joined forces! These Hawaiian musicians, singers, songwriters, and entertainers formed Kulaiwi to create music that springs from their Native Hawaiian roots. Kulāiwi means “land of my ancestors.”
With soaring vocals, island harmonies, and a folk vibe, along with an easy-going charisma and witty banter, they are committed to telling the stories of Hawai’i – the land and the people – from the indigenous point of view.
Their prodigious talents as lyricists and composers create music imbued with Hawaiian values and ways of seeing and living in the world. Their original songs and their selections of Hawaiian classics are inspired by diverse musical styles and reflect their passionate commitment to their islands. Accompanied by award-winning hula dancer Pono Fernandez, who is also an educator and ethnomusicologist, they create an evening that represents Hawai‘i today, while remaining mindful of their deep emotional connections to their roots.
IN PERSON In-Person tickets are offered to a reduced-capacity audience for this show. The Kahilu Theatre has received clearance for this event based on adherence to strict County requirements to ensure the safety of the audience, staff, and performing artists. Social distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitization protocols are in place. If you are unwilling or unable to follow our protocols, please do not attend the in-person event. You may watch the event On-Demand on Kahilu.TV. In-person t