The Original HAPA Plays Kahilu Theatre January 31

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HAPA With Original Members Barry Flanagan and Keli’i Kaneali’i

Meaning “half” in Hawaiian, the name HAPA is inspired by the band’s two members, Keli’i Kaneali’i, from South Pacific ancestry and Barry Flanagan, from New Jersey. The group’s self-titled album, released in 1993, remains the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. It would go on to sweep all six categories it was nominated for at the 1994 Hawaii Music Awards. In 2007, the album was acknowledged by Honolulu Magazine as #31 of the “50 All-Time Greatest Hawaiian Recordings Of All Time” with the original song “Lei Pikake” acknowledged as #32 in the follow-up “50 All-Time Greatest Songs” issue.

The group’s groundbreaking music has established them as the most recognized name in Hawaiian Music since their debut release. Due to popular demand, the original members will reunite once again for this special concert on the Kahilu stage, on Friday, January 31, 2020, at 7 p.m.  This concert is presented by Tim Bostock Productions.

If you go… Have a good show!

Tickets are priced $33, $48 and $68, and are available from Kahilu Theatre, on their website www.kahilutheatre.org, at their box office in person Tuesday through Friday noon to 5 p.m., and over the phone at (808) 885-6868.

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