KALANI PE’A: 2017 GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER
Sunday September 17 @ 6:30 pm
$ 5.00 – $35.00 / Age All Ages
KALANI PE’A2017 GRAMMY(R) AWARD WINNER, SINGER/SONGWRITERKalani Pea, a native of Panaewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui has released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite covers. Pea is all about perpetuating Hawaiian language through music and visual arts as he created his album titled “E Walea” which means to come together like birds, be elated, exuberant and enjoy. On August 5th 2016 “E Walea” hit number 1 on the iTunes world music charts and on August 15th 2016 “E Walea” hit number 12 on the Billboard world albums charts. On February 12th 2017 Kalani Pe’a’s debut album “E Walea” took home the Grammy(R) Award for “Best Regional Roots Music Album”.Through research and planning the start of his debut album, Pea took the initiation to contact Dave Tucciarone, a 13 time N Hk Hanohano Award-Winning Engineer and Producer based in Honolulu. “I had to travel every weekend from Maui to meet Dave for seven months, collaborate with my musicians, and just sing my heart out,” Pea said. Tucciarone said Pea totally commits himself to every song and is able to deliver with much passion using his wide vocal range. “I am very pleased to hear how well Kalani Pea sings, “he said. One of the songs titled “He Wehi Aloha” features Nani Lim Yap, a N Hk Hanohano Lifetime Achievement awardee and award-winning kumuhula. Lim Yap said, “We need a Kalani. The best and no less.””His soulful voice showcases his many influences growing up from classical, R&B, and soul, but his ike (Hawaiian knowledge) and love for our culture keeps it right where it needs to be,” said Jaz Kaiwikoo, producer and radio personality. Kaiwikoo said he introduced Kalani to the world with his first two singles. “With Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing and Dave at the helm, one of Hawai’i’s brightest new stars just got brighter,” Kaiwikoo said.Pea received his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in public relations/news editorial and has background in early childhood education. “From speech therapy to being a college graduate in communications, Kalani can’t stop talking and singing,” Pea’s father said with humor. Pe’a also worked on his master’s degree focusing on early childhood education.Seating is First Come, First ServedFull Dinner available$10 Food & Beverage Minimum Per Person at the TablesKama’aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. NO REFUNDS. Exchanges available on a very limited basis. Please make sure you purchase tickets on your desired date and time. Mahalo!