Two-time Grammy Award-winning Hawaiian musician Kalani Pe‘a returns to the Kahilu Theatre to perform original Hawaiian Music as well as his Motown and Valentine’s favorites with special guests the Lim Family and Kumu Hula Ka‘ea and Lily Lyons of Hālau Ka‘eaikahelelani on Friday, February 14, 2020, at 7 p.m. 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 to date, one for each of his two CDs releases, and the only Hawaiian artist to win in this category. His first CD also won him a 2017 Nā Hōkū Hanohano 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 another first – he made his debut appearance at the prestigious Merrie Monarch hula competition, singing two of his original songs for Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela that went on to take home the top honor at the competition.
Born and raised in Pana’ewa, Hilo, Kalani began singing at age 4 to address a stutter as a child. His natural talent was subsequently recognized in singing competitions and 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.
Joined by the prestigious musical Lim Family of North Kohala and the gracious Kumu Hula Ka‘ea and Lily Lyons, Kalani Pe‘a and friends will perform a variety of heartwarming love songs in their first-ever He Lei Aloha Valentine’s Day Concert.
If You Go… Have A Good Show!
Event: Kalani Pe‘a’s Valentine’s Day Concert
When: Friday, February 14, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Info: Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela HI, 97643.
Courtesy photos provided.