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Friday, January 14, 2022  ·  8:00 PM CST

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Ledward Kaapana, Herb Ohta Jr.

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

Three masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned “Slack Key Show” share Hawai‘i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture.

George Kahumoku Jr.

Multiple Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i's Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.

Led Kaapana

A master of the slack key guitar and National Heritage Fellow, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawaii's most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend and earned him multiple Na Hoku Awards.

Herb Ohta Jr.

‘Ukulele virtuoso Herb Ohta Jr's natural talent, knowledge, technique, and speed are unsurpassed. Herb's versatility and ability to adapt to the changing times will captivate you, the listener, and transport you. As a master ukulele performer, composer, recording artist, and teacher, it is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawai'i's music, its culture, and the ‘ukulele to people all over the world. “Herb Ohta Jr. is the undisputed master ‘ukulele instrumentalist of his generation.” - Honolulu Star-Advertiser