fredag 27 april 2012 på 19:30
S 9th & Court C, Tacoma, 98402, United States
Slack key legend Keola Beamer and twice Grammy-nominated Hawaiian songstress Raiatea transcend the Hawaiian music genre by incorporating ancient Hawaiian musical instruments into inventive arrangements. Beamer’s career as a world-renowned guitarist spans more than 30 years, while at 25, Raiatea has received every major music award in the Hawaiian Islands, as well as national recognition as a Billboard World Chart recording artist.
Beamer established himself early as a leader of the wave of contemporary Hawaiian music when he wrote the classic Honolulu City Lights - which is still one of the absolute all-time best selling recordings in the history of Hawaiian Music. Beamer regularly posts slack key lessons on his website. At 21 years old, Raiatea was one of the youngest performers at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards.
FREE PRE-SHOW LECTURE:
Keola Beamer, an Artist with a Royal Hawaiian Lineage with guest speaker Daniel Kaopuiki III.
6:30 p.m. at the Rialto Theater
Daniel Kaopuiki III, was born and raised on the little island of Lanai in Hawaii. He is a Native Hawaiian and lineage goes back to Hawaiian Alii. After writing for the NW Hawaii time, he initiated "Holoholo....Roaming the Pacific Northwest, Hawaiian Style" online blog. He currently plays music professionally in the Seattle area. He particularly enjoys playing for senior citizens. He also co-hosts the Saturday morning Hawaii Connection Radio Show (KXPA 1540AM at 9-10 a.m.