Concerts & Events

Saturday, February 9, 2019  ·  8:00 PM

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

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” bring Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages. The New York Times called them “Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.”

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key 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. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” -- LA 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. “His singing style is effortless” – NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson's Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Slack Key Ukulele Workshop with George Kahumoku, Jr.

Saturday, February 9, 1:00 PM

Covering basics of ‘ukulele open tunings and the use of all frets on the ‘ukulele fretboard, with emphasis on finger picking, harmonics, and chord shapings in the key of C, this class is great for beginners to advanced pros. All are welcome to attend!

Slack Key Guitar Workshop with David "Kawika" Kahiapo

Saturday, February 9, 3:00 PM

Focus on slack key and fingerstyle guitar for all playing levels. Topics covered include tunings, slack key phrasing, technique, improvising, accompaniment, and learning traditional Hawaiian songs.
Level: Different levels of players can work together with more advanced guitarists playing melodies while beginners play accompaniment.