The Kahilu Theatre is proud to present 14-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winner, Mark Yamanaka live on Kahilu.TV on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. HST, followed by a live chat with Mark. Ticket info below.
A self-taught musician from Hilo, Hawaii, Mark Yamanaka has become one of Hawaiian music’s most iconic voices. Mark never imagined a life in the music industry, but his talent was identified early on by well-known Kumu Hula and Hawaiian musician, Johnny Lum Ho, who became a mentor to Mark in 1997. Under Uncle Johnny’s tutelage, Mark learned to play and sing in the challenging falsetto style, mastering the difficult haʻihaʻi technique with his clear, soaring voice. Though he is most notably identified with Hawaiian music, Mark is a truly versatile artist. He counts Uncle Johnny, Gary Haleamau, and Dennis Pavao as major influences in the development of his distinctive style of Hawaiian music. But those who have seen him live know that he can seamlessly cross over into other genres of music with powerhouse performances inspired by vocalists like Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, and Peabo Bryson. Whether he’s crooning a country ballad, pouring out his heart in a gospel hymn, or hitting the highs of a falsetto melody with effortless precision, Mark has wowed audiences around the world.
Mark’s music is informed and inspired by his life experiences and his growth over the years is evident in the evolution of his music. His family plays a key role in his success; his two children and his wife providing him the strength and courage needed to persevere in the challenging industry of music. Music is an expression of the heart for this humble Hilo boy. Using the ever-present support of his family as the wind buffeting his sails and his talent as his guiding star, Mark has been able to successfully navigate his way on his musical voyage. The journey has only just begun for this beloved musician and the future has never looked brighter.
If You Watch… Have A Good Show!
Event: Mark Yamanaka Livestream Concert
When: Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. HST
Cost: $19.99. Individual tickets for this show are good for an entire household.
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 on Kahilu.TV.
Photo Steve Roby