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Kulaiwi

Three of Hawai’is leading performers have joined forces!

John Cruz

“a great songwriter and a great singer…he’s one of the best.”

Amy Hanaiali’i

“Her voice is rich and soulful. She turns song lyrics into stories that have you hanging on every word. She’s a captivating entertainer”

Paula Fuga

“…an uncommonly gorgeous voice and holds notes that wrap around a listener like a mother’s embrace.” — Variety

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson

Photos: Michael Fish Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson, with Moanalani Beamer Keola Beamer is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. Says Willie Nelson, “There’s no...

George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music

4 Grammy’s in Hawaiian Music
“Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame” – NY Times

Guest Artists – Masters of Hawaiian Music

4 Grammy’s in Hawaiian Music
“Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame” – NY Times

Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau

“…the dancers give us a sense of journeying, of different landscapes and change of mood” -Village Voice
Authentic hula, ancient traditions to modern times

Hālau O Kekuhi

NEA National Heritage Fellows & Hawaiian Living Treasures
Vigorous, bombastic hula that springs from the eruptive volcano personae of Hawai‘i Island’s creative forces

Henry Kapono

“Kapono is one of the great island songwriters of his generation.”
Laid-back island rock

Horomona Horo

“exquisitely gauged improvisations” fuses Maori traditional instruments- taonga puoro – with a diverse range of musical forms

Jeff Peterson

“…his style exquisite…Brilliant”
“An exceptionally talented guitarist, in a variety of styles from jazz and classical to slack key”
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow, 4-time Best Slack Key Award!

Kalani Pe‘a

Regional Roots Grammy
“…a gorgeous voice major, innovative figure in contemporary Hawaiian music.”—Maui News
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Kanekoa

“The Hawaiian Grateful Dead” —Bill Kreutzmann, The Grateful Dead

Kathy Yogi Collins

“sidesplittingly funny…soulful, tender, attuned to island life.” -Maui News
Hawaiian Tales & Comic Monologues & Storytelling

Kaumakaiwa & Kulaiwi – Native Lands

“traditionalist tour de force.” –The New York Times
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Kaumakaiwa

“traditionalist tour de force.” –The New York Times
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Kaumakaiwa & Kulaiwi – Native Lands

“traditionalist tour de force.” –The New York Times
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Kealoha

Hawai‘i’s First Poet Laureate, “Legend of Slam Poetry”
“one-man poetry movement… mindfulness and positivity in art, and openness of spirit.”

Kealoha – The Story of Everything

Hawai‘i’s First Poet Laureate, “Legend of Slam Poetry”
“one-man poetry movement… mindfulness and positivity in art, and openness of spirit.”

Kenny Endo

“an incredibly dynamic style of performing…literally breathtaking.” “absolutely amazing”
Trailblazing innovator in Japanese taiko, adventurous, nuanced, brilliant!

Keola Beamer, with Moanalani Beamer

“There’s no better slack key player than Beamer” – Willie Nelson
“Quintessential…Slack-Key Guitar Master” –NY Times
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono

Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono, with Moanalani Beamer “[Keola Beamer]…The Quintessential Hawaiian Slack-Key Guitar Master" --The New York Times “Henry Kapono has clearly become the most prolific and profound island entertainer of his era – and there’s no...

Led Kaapana

“ master slack key guitarist.”-NY Times
“… a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked.”
NEA National Heritage Fellow

Maisey Rika

Maisey Rika Māori singer-songwriter "Heartfelt music and song showcasing what I believe to be one of the most arresting and beautiful voices to emerge from New Zealand, ever." --Paul Mclaney of Mushroom Music “…extraordinarily moving work…” --Jon Woodhouse, The Maui...

Makana

“…a textbook illustration of slack-key style…dazzling.” NY Times
“impressive stage presence and jewel box precision… a master, for certain…with sizzling showmanship.” -Honolulu Advertiser

Nathan Aweau

“on electric bass and acoustic guitar,… advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration …his singing style is effortless” –NY Times

Okareka Dance Company in Mana Wahine

“…exploration of the strength, the spirit, and primal beauty of woman… one of the best contemporary dance performances we have seen in years”

Owana Salazar

“an acknowledged Hawaiian favorite…a delightful, lilting journey”
Gorgeous vocals, among few female slack key guitar & steel players in Hawai‘i

Raiatea Helm

“sings in the high-voiced throwback leo ki‘eki‘e [Hawaiian falsetto] style … poised and utterly elegant.” –New York Times
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Fellow

PASIFIKA ARTISTS NETWORK

ALOHA!

Pasifika Artists Network offers a unique dimension to national and international performing arts touring, featuring award-winning performers with roots in the cultures, genres, and aesthetics of Hawai‘i, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Australia, and other parts of the Pacific.

The Pasifika roster reflects a spectrum of traditional to contemporary performing arts in music, dance, theater, and spoken word, sharing the vibrancy and excitement of contemporary indigenous icons and celebrated performers.

Pasifika Artists Network also offers consulting services in not-for-profit management, performing arts programming, and community engagement.

MAUI FIRE RELIEF & RECOVERY

We are deeply saddened by the deadly wildfires that consumed Lahaina and Maui’s westside this past week, and appreciate the outpouring of concern and support that you have shone. Recovery is a long road — from the immediate housing and feeding people, to regaining livelihoods lost from the destruction of businesses and venues, to rebuilding pono [in a just manner].

Many have come forward in support — here are some ways you can help:

Wiwoʻole Maui Benefit Concert (Livestream). will be livestreamed worldwide on August 19, 2023 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hawai’i Standard Time on www.kaainamomona.org and across participating artists’ social media platforms. Spearheaded by Grammy-winner Kalani Pe’a, the concert includes performances by Maui musicians Amy Hanaiali’i, Ekolu, Kanekoa, Kamaka Kukona, Pi’ilani Arias, Raiatea Helm, and many more. , including several award-winning halau. Proceeds from Wiwoʻole #MauiStrong will be stewarded through Native Hawaiian 501(c)(3) ‘Āina Momona [EIN 82-1366588] at WIWOʻOLE MAUI BENEFIT CONCERT and the Maui Strong Fund at The Hawai’i Community Foundation [EIN 99-0261283].

Many artists are stepping forward at this difficult time:

George Kahumoku Jr, whose weekly Slack Key Show been a mainstay for Hawaiian music on the West Side for nearly 20 years, launched a GoFundMe campaign to support the Show’s performers who are all impacted by the fire

Keola Beamer is donating the proceeds of his upcoming Maui concert to relief efforts, donations can be made to his Mohala Hou Foundation

Henry Kapono, who is donating the proceeds of his upcoming concerts to relief efforts, has created the We Are Friends Maui fund through his foundation to support professional musicians who have suffered loss due to the fire

Other ways to support:

Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. Donations need to specify Maui Strong.

Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, Maui’s Hawaiian voyaging canoe and cultural organization, based in Lahaina

Mahalo nui — with our deepest thanks!

Share Aloha as we gather again —

  • WAA, (Western Arts Alliance) Conference, Sept 4-8, 2023, Seattle WA
  • MAX (Midwest Arts Expo), Sept 18-21, 2023, Indianapolis IN
  • APAP (Assoc of Performing Arts Professionals)Jan 12-16, 2024, New York NY

Let’s connect! [email protected]

AWARD-WINNING PERFORMERS FROM HAWAI‘I AND THE PACIFIC