Multi-award-winning Hawaiian supergroup Na Palapalai, with band members Kuana Torres Kahele, Kapulanakehau Tamure, and Keao Costa, will reunite for a special concert at 7 pm on Saturday June 8 at the historic Palace Theater in Hilo, Hawaii. The show will feature very special guest Junior Keiki Hula Champion Justin Paredes. You can find ticket info below.
Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old. He trained as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho until the age of 13. Once he was discovered to have exceptional musical abilities, he was pulled from the hula line and added as a permanent halau musician. Kuana is known primarily for his original acoustic compositions, written and performed in the Hawaiian language.
“We want to give back to all the Kumu, dancers and Hawaiian music fans that have stuck by us for all these years. We invite Hālau from across Hawaii to participate and perform in these shows. We are excited to share the new music and hope it continues to unite and uplift the hula community in positive ways.” –Kuana Torres Kahele
Kuana currently maintains his own Hawaiian Music & Culture School in Japan. He teaches in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with over 200 combined students. He offers courses in voice, haku mele, mele hula, fresh lei making, ukulele and guitar. He is one of the most popular entertainers performing in Hawaii and Japan. He performs and teaches cultural workshops all over the world.
The Palace Theater could not be prouder to host Na Palapalai in this special concert and return to their beloved hometown of Hilo.
If You Go..
What: Na Palapalai in concert
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 7PM
Where: Palace Theater in Hilo, 38 Haili Street.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now at the Palace Box Office. General Admission tickets available online via Eventbrite
Info: Call (808) 934-7010 for more information or stop by the Palace Monday through Friday during box office hours between 10 am and 3 pm.
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