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Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau & Kawika Kahiapo

02/13/19 | Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St, Map

212-531-5300

$30 and up


13-02-2019 12:00:00 13-02-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau & Kawika Kahiapo | Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., known as "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man", is a multiple Na H?k? Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. "Nathan… on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an... advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration …his singing style is effortless" –New York Times A talented multi-instrumentalist, NATHAN AWEAU has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka'eo, and The Ali'i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. "Kahiapo's …strength as a solo vocalist … who is also talented slack key guitarist. The songs … show him to be a guy with broad musical horizons." --Honolulu Star-Advertiser Slack Key Guitarist DAVID "KAWIKA" KAHIAPO most recently won Na Hoku Awards in both the Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and the Island Album categories. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=338447 Apollo Theater Apollo Theater

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Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., known as "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man", is a multiple Na H?k? Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.

"Nathan… on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an... advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration …his singing style is effortless" –New York Times A talented multi-instrumentalist, NATHAN AWEAU has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka'eo, and The Ali'i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.

"Kahiapo's …strength as a solo vocalist … who is also talented slack key guitarist. The songs … show him to be a guy with broad musical horizons." --Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Slack Key Guitarist DAVID "KAWIKA" KAHIAPO most recently won Na Hoku Awards in both the Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and the Island Album categories. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep.

Venue Description: Apollo Amateur Night continues to demand and reward greatness, spurring performers to put every fiber of their being, every ounce of their emotion into pleasing the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.

The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, is one of the most fascinating chronicles in American history.

It all started in 1914 when the theater was constructed on 125th Street, the heart of Harlem. Originally, it was named Hurtig and Seamon's New Burlesque Theatre and African-Americans were not allowed in the audience. In 1934: Ralph Cooper, Sr. decided to do a live version of his already popular radio show, Amateur Nite Hour at the Apollo, at the Apollo Theater, then owned by the Schiffman family. Ella Fitzgerald was one of the first Amateur Night winners. That same year, Cooper, Benny Carter and 16 Gorgeous Hot Steppers dazzled the crowds with the theater's first 'Colored Revue.' Then in 1935, Bessie Smith made her Apollo debut followed by an unknown vocalist by the name of Billie Holiday who graced the Apollo stage and mesmerized the audience with her undeniable style and talent. Soon thereafter, the Apollo Theater quickly became known the place 'Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made' and 'home' to thousands of major performance artists, fans, and patrons of the arts from around the world. The legendary venue has launched the careers of icons such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Lauryn Hill and continues to maintain its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.

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